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Do You Suffer With Allergy Asthma Problems?
Asthma and allergies are two conditions which can have the same triggers and this is the reason why they both often occur together. It is known as ‘allergy asthma’. Pet dander, pollen and dust mites are a few examples of environmental triggers that make many people suffer with this problem.
What Can You Do To Manage Your Symptoms?
Those substances and particles that make many experience hay fever can also lead to the occurrence of several signs of asthma.
The two blend together and cause annoying symptoms.
Allergy asthma symptoms include wheezing, chest tightness and shortness of breath and medical experts often refer to this condition as allergy-induced asthma.
There are simple things you can do and handy allergy and asthma relief techniques to try.
Here are a few tips to help you manage your allergy-asthma symptoms.
Remember Your Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Eating walnuts, salmon and flaxseeds contain omega-3 fatty acids that may help reduce your risks of suffering from inflammation. Adding more servings of foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids to your daily diet will help you better manage your allergy symptoms.
Herbal Allergy Relief
You may be interested in herbal allergy relief. Drinking herbal teas made from traditional herbs such as thyme and licorice root may help provide relief to people suffering from allergy-induced asthma. Drinking these herbs are worth a try considering the wonderful health benefits that go with drinking herbal teas.
You can also learn some breathing techniques to help provide allergy asthma relief. One is the Papworth breathing method.
The Papworth method is a specific diaphragmatic breathing technique that was developed in the 1960s. The technique emphasizes nose breathing and the development of a breathing pattern to suit current activity. It also involves relaxation exercises that, in concert with the breathing technique, have been purported to aid depression and anxiety.
Developed at Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire, England, the method seeks to control “over-breathing” (rapid shallow breaths taken at the top of the chest) that are usually associated with persons under stressful conditions. The aim is to encourage gentler, more relaxed breathing, using the abdomen and diaphragm rather than the chest. Wikipedia
As traditional medications for asthma became more prevalent…sadly, many people have never learned or forgotten the benefits of this breathing technique. It is an excellent method to learn. It is often used for people suffering with depression and anxiety, but asthma causes that in a person too…and vice versa. The technique requires you to perform specific diaphragmatic and nasal breathing techniques.
Natural Anti- Inflammatories and Decongestants
Adding more citrus fruits, garlic and onions to your daily diet may also help control your allergy asthma because these foods contain a natural plant pigment (flavanoid) called quercetin. Quercetin has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Asthma causes inflammation of the airways, so this is where it may be helpful.
- Neti-Pot – You can also try using a neti-pot. A neti-pot can be used to rinse your nasal passages and clear your sinuses from mucous.
Try putting some spicy condiments to your daily diet such as chili peppers, horse radish and Dijon mustard to your foods so you can have natural sources of decongestants. You may have already felt the effects of a hot chilli dish and how your nose and sinuses clear!
Asthma attacks often occur if your house has dry air inside. Dry air can trigger irritation to your nasal air passages. This is why installing a room humidifier can help prevent dry air from aggravating your asthma symptoms. Having a humidifier in the bedroom can prevent you from waking up with an irritated nasal passages or a scratchy throat.
- Allergy Asthma Warning – However, if mold and dust mites are some of your allergens, using a humidifier may only do you more harm than good. It is best to consult your health care professional for advice before using a humidifier.
Stay Away From Known Allergens
Using disposable particulate filters will help keep you safe during allergy season. You also need to use these filters whenever you are vacuuming and dusting inside the house. When pollen season is at its peak, make sure you have filtered home ventilation. Avoid using your window fans but rather use your furnace fans during heavy-pollen days. Do not forget to wear your sunglasses when staying outdoors to avoid pollen from getting into your eyes.
Asthma and Food Allergies
Allergic asthma and food allergies are common and chronic atopic disorders. Many sufferers are frustrated by the lack of curative therapies or have concerns about medicine side effects. Consequently, an increasing number of patients turn to complementary and alternative medicine. Article Source
There is no such thing as “one-size-fits-all” measures for managing allergy induced asthma. The symptoms and triggers may vary from one person to another. Even colds and allergies can show the same symptoms.
There are also homeopathic formulas for allergies and asthma, which I have written about here:
So if you prefer to go a step further and try to ease your symptoms through the use of a natural medicine you can do that too.
Do you have any tips for allergy-asthma management? I would love to hear them!
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