Asthma an Industrial Gift
Asthma is the biggest chronic respiratory disease in this world. Asthma affects all types age of people, it is the most powerful adults who can develop asthma from contact with dust or industrial chemicals.
Chemical causes of asthma :
There are many substances used in various industries that can enhance professional asthma including :
Chemicals such as adhesives, shellac and lacquer, plastics, epoxy resins, carpeting, foam and rubber, insulation, dyes (textile workers), and enzymes in detergents.
Proteins in animal hair and dander.
Types of Asthma :
There are two types of asthma external or internal asthma. External asthma can be caused by pollen grains, animals, dust, dirt, cockroaches, etc.
Internal asthma is caused by the entry of certain chemicals inside the body. The reason is behind that pollution, smoking, etc. Usually, the main result of this disease is seen with the change of season.
Symptoms of asthma :
•Shortness of breath
• Persistent cough
• Chest thumping
• Chest congestion
• Sudden difficulty in breathing
Asthma symptoms occur when the lining of your airways swell and the muscles around them tighten. The mucus then fills the airways, further reducing the amount of air that can pass through. These conditions can then bring on asthma “attack,” the coughing and tightness in your chest that’s typical of asthma.
The biggest reason for breathlessness is not getting enough oxygen to the body, due to which there is pressure on the lungs and the lungs increase the speed of breathing to get oxygen. The increase in the rate of breathing is called breathlessness. If breathlessness is not taken care of in time, its consequences can be fatal.
What are the home remedies for shortness of breath?
1. Caffeinated tea or coffee
The caffeine in black or green tea and coffee is believed to help treat asthma. It works similarly to the popular asthma medication theophylline, which opens up the airways.
2. Eucalyptus essential oil
Eucalyptus oil may be effective in helping people manage the symptoms of respiratory conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, and the common cold. However, eucalyptus oil is dangerous to children.
3. Lavender essential oil
Lavender oil is known for its soothing scent and antibacterial properties. One study on mice found that lavender oil might suppress inflammation of mucous in the respiratory system, as well as help with bronchial asthma. This suggests that lavender oil might be a good treatment for COPD.
4. Breathing exercise
1. Pursed-lip breathing: Pursed lip breathing is a technique used to relieve shortness of breath. To practice it, you first breathe in slowly through your nose with your mouth closed. Then, you purse your lips as if you were about to whistle. Finally, you breathe out through your pursed lips to a count of four.
2. Nasal breathing
Mouth breathing has been linked in studies to more severe asthma symptoms. The advantage of breathing through your nose is that it adds warmth and humidity to the air, which can help reduce asthma symptoms.
Yoga is an exercise program that combines movement with deep breathing. A few small studies have found that using the same type of controlled deep breathing as in yoga may help improve asthma symptoms and lung function.
Preventing asthma attacks:
The best way to prevent asthma attacks is to avoid known irritants. The most effective thing you can do in your home is to remove or reduce your known triggers.
Depending on your specific triggers, ways to minimize them may include:
1 . Keeping your house clean to reduce dust and mold
2. Keeping windows closed and staying inside if air quality is poor
3. Quitting smoking, if you smoke, and avoiding secondhand smoke
4. Avoiding burning wood in a stove or fireplace
5.Bathing your pets weekly and keeping them out of your bedroom
You can also get an annual flu vaccine and a pneumonia vaccine, which can help prevent asthma flare-ups caused by viruses.
You should take any medications that have been prescribed to you, even if you’re feeling well and haven’t had an attack lately.
Regular appointments with your doctor will help them:
1. Evaluate your asthma.
2. Change your treatment, if needed, to help manage your asthma.
3. Check that you’re using your inhaler properly.
How to create an asthma plan:
It’s helpful to work with your doctor to create an asthma plan. It’s also important to follow its instructions when you notice signs of an attack.
The plan should include:
A description of triggers that can cause an attack
How to recognize an attack
Your medication, dosage, and when and how to take it
How to adjust your medication if your symptoms get worse
When to seek medical treatment
Emergency contact information.