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Chronic Asthma Treatments

Treatments for Chronic Asthma cases. 

If you are diagnosed with chronic asthma, it’s not the end of the world.

You have many treatment options. If one doesn’t work for you, you can always try another.

Keep taking any medications and keep up with your check ups. Cut down or quit smoking. And if you are advised to loose weight, do so.

Long Term Asthma Care

Although your doctor will want to alleviate any immediate symptoms, he or she also wants to get you on track for dealing with your chronic asthma.

By exercising and avoiding irritants (such as cigarette smoke) as much as possible, you will be able to tone your airways and make them more flexible and less prone to clogging up.

Over the counter remedies do not have a good history of helping chronic asthma. You will most likely need a combination of medication and inhalers.

Just taking medications is not going to help you in the long term with your chronic asthma. This is why you need to work not only with your doctor, but with yourself in order to make a whole life change overhaul, if necessary.

Fortunately, by dieting, exercise and cutting down on irritants, you will help prevent other serious medical conditions.

Alternative Asthma Remedies

You might want to try some alternative healing methods to help manage your chronic asthma. These are not meant to substitute for conventional medicine.

You need to find the right balance for you. The best doctors and practitioners of alternative medicine will want to work together to help you out.

If you do decide to use alternative medicine, check with your doctor first for any complications or side effects with your prescription medicines. He or she might even recommend a practitioner in your area.

Alternative therapies that have shown promising help for sufferers of chronic asthma include:

Acupuncture: This ancient Chinese science of health includes inserting extremely thin needles into points on the bodies called “meridians” to help harmonize your body.

There have not been any conclusive studies on the affects of acupuncture on chronic asthma, but some asthmatics have claimed to be greatly helped.

Homeopathy: This more recent form of alternative health is extremely popular and commonplace in Europe. The notion is like that of a little bit of what gives you symptoms can immunize you against them. You need to go to a professional homeopath to determine which medicines are right for your symptoms and body type.

Hypnotherapy: Learning relaxation techniques can help calm the panic of an attack. The benefit is more mental relaxation, which usually leads to physical relaxation and just that tiny bit more opening in the airways.

Find out more about Natural Remedies for Asthma.