What to do In-case You’re a Victim of an Asthmatic Attack
What is Asthma?
Asthma is an extremely common chronic and potentially life-threatening condition, if not controlled. It has affected a large number of adults and children. When doctors say that a patient has asthma, it means that the patient’s airway goes into a spasm that causes tightness of the chest. The linings of the airways inflame and produce phlegm that leads to difficulty in breathing.
What are Asthma Attack Triggers?
The triggers vary from individual to individual. The most common asthma attack triggers are:
If you are exposed to any of the aforementioned triggers in your daily routine, try to avoid them in the first place. If you can’t, take extreme preventive measures and follow your action plan for keeping your asthma in check.
What to do for Asthma Attack Without an Inhaler?
Asthma needs constant care and management at all times, no exceptions. Your life depends on it. Best way to manage an asthma attack is it to carry your inhaler everywhere. However, if you are caught up in a situation where you do not have your inhaler, try these coping techniques to help you get through until medical aid arrives.
An asthma attack is a sign your asthma is not well-controlled!
Consult your doctor on a regular basis even after you have recovered from the attack. An asthma attack is a sign that your asthma is not under control or you have included something in your daily routine that triggers your asthma. You may need stronger medication, some medical care, exercises, changes in your diet or routine; you will not know what it is until you visit a doctor. This is a potentially life-threatening condition. DO NOT, under any circumstances ignore it.
A healthy body is a peaceful one.
Dr. Rishab Sharma
Dr. Rishab Sharma MBBS, MD (Internal Medicine) He is associated with Fortis Escorts Hospital, Jaipur. Dr. Rishab has wide experience in managing a variety of diseases, as well as managing critical care units in large government and corporate hospitals.