What is Asthma?
Asthma is a disease of the lungs. The airways in the lungs get inflamed and make a thick mucus which results in:
Trouble breathing
Trouble catching your breath
Coughing
Wheezing
Chest pain
Fast heartbeat
Sweating
Call the doctor if you have
Symptoms of Asthma
Fear/stress/frustration
Common Asthma Triggers.Pet Dander/Allergies
Smoking/Strong Smells
Infection
Weather
Cockroaches
Dust/Mold
Managing your Asthma.
Rescue inhalers help lessen symptoms
Control inhalers help prevent symptoms
Medication in a pill form
Breathing exercises
Peak flow meter/measure how air moves through your lungs.
Things to Remember.

When using an inhaler follow the instructions from your doctor but remember to bring the inhaler to your mouth and put your lips around the mouth piece and inhale.

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Rinse out your mouth with water after using an inhaler
Call the doctor if white lesions develop in your mouth or on your tongue after frequent use This could be a rare side effect known as thrush.

Coping with your Asthma.

Have an action plan
Keep inhalers on hand
Use a peak flow meter
Know what triggers you
Stress/Anxiety/Breath
Relaxation/breathing techniques
Visit your doctor
Stay calm
Do you have Asthma?
Doctor will check your nose, throat and upper airways
Listen to you breathe
Check your skin for allergic reactions
Ask about your symptoms

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