Living with asthma can be very challenging. Maybe some days it's difficult to keep it under control, but generally you should be able to sleep through the night, exercise or complete your daily routines without using a quick-relief medication or using it on a minimal basis. Take a look over the following GP advice for living with asthma in Sotogrande.
The two main types of asthma triggers are irritants and allergens. Irritants affects the airways, while allergens cause reactions such as sneezing, watery eyes, sneezing or a runny nose.
Asthma triggers differ from person to person, and each individual shold know what triggers their own asthma so that they can avoid them. Some common triggers include:
It is important to learn which irritants and allergens trigger your asthma so that you can avoid those triggers and manage your asthma. If you still don't know what triggers your asthma, you should not hesitate to contact us for our GP advice for living with asthma in Sotogrande.
Having an asthma action plan is imperative for anyone with asthma. This is a written document you complete with your healthcare provider where you outline the steps to prevent or manage an asthma episode. It should include:
In order to get a proper action plan for your asthma, do not hesitate to contact us for our GP advice for living with asthma in Sotogrande.
Even with proper asthma management, your asthma may still flare up from time to time. When asthma flares up it is called an asthma episode or sometimes an asthma attack.
An episode can occur when a person with asthma is exposed to a trigger and shows one of the flare-up warning signs. These can include coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and chest tightness. Follow your asthma action plan to relieve your symptoms. If they have not improved in 10-15 minutes, pay close attention for signs of an asthma emergency.
An asthma emergency occurs when you have followed your asthma action plan and asthma symptoms have not improved within 10-15 minutes. In this case you should contact us for our GP advice for living with asthma in Sotogrande.
Signs that you are having an asthma emergency include: