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The Many Ways To Treat Asthma

The treatments for asthma are divided into three primary classifications which are:

●     Breathing exercises

●     Quick-acting treatments

●     Long-term asthma control medications

Your doctor or medical consultant will recommend one treatment or combination of treatments that is based on:

●     The type of asthma you have

●     Your age

●     Your triggers

●     Breathing exercises

These exercises can help in getting more air into and out of your lungs. After a while, this may help raise lung capacity and reduce serious asthma symptoms.

Your doctor or a professional therapist can help you with learning these breathing exercises for asthma.

Quick relief asthma treatments

These medications should be used only in the cases of asthma symptoms or an attack. They provide fast relief to help you breathe again.


Bronchodilators works within few minutes to relax the tightened muscles around your airwaves. They can be used as an inhaler or nebulizer.

First aid asthma treatment

If you feel that a person you know is experiencing an asthma attack, make them to sit them upright and help them in using their rescue inhaler or nebulizer. Two to six puffs of the medication should help reduce their symptoms.

If symptoms continues for more than twenty minutes, and a second round of medication does not help, seek medical attention immediately.

If you frequently need to use quick-relief medications, you should ask your doctor about another type of medication for long-term asthma control.

Long term asthma control medications

These medications, if taken daily, can help reduce the number and seriousness of your asthma symptoms, but they do not control the immediate symptoms of an attack.

Long term asthma control medications include the following:

●     Anti-inflammatories- Taken with an inhaler, corticosteroids and other anti-inflammatory medications help reduce swelling and mucus production in your airwaves, making it easier to breathe.

●     Anticholinergics- These help stop your muscles from tightening around your airwaves. They are usually taken daily in combination with anti-inflammatories.

●     Long acting bronchodilators- These should only be used in combination with anti-inflammatory asthma medications.

●     Biologic therapy drugs- These new, injectable medications may help people with serious asthma.

●     Bronchial thermoplasty- This treatment makes use of an electrode to heat the airwaves inside the lungs, helping to reduce the size of the muscle and prevent it from tightening. Bronchial thermoplasty is intended for people with chronic asthma. It is not widely available.

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