Why do your airways become enlarged, puffy, and prone to irritation? Any object that induces the airway to constrict or twitch is considered a trigger. Fumes or air pollution are common irritants. Other common causes include allergies, intense exercise, or intense feelings. Asthma and COPD can be controlled with medications such as Formost.
Most of the time, allergy stimuli are found in the air we inhale, particularly allergens. These can result in an anaphylactic reaction that worsens inflammation. When you know what foods and substances cause your airways to swell and aggravate, you can take steps to avoid them.
An asthmatic’s first line of defense is to limit their contact with his or her triggers. Asthma is most often brought on by the things listed below. Keep in mind that most asthma patients have an allergic reaction to just a few of the substances on this list, not all of them. This will greatly improve quality alongside medications such as Formost.
Household dust needs to be controlled.
Allergens present in household dust include dust mites, mold spores, and animal dander, to name just a few. Inflamed airways can be irritated, and allergic reactions are triggered by breathing in dust particles.
It is impossible to see these little dust mites with the naked eye because they are so small. A dust mite’s allergens can be found in furniture and house dust because they are found in cushions, pillows, carpeting, and bedspreads.
To keep dust mites at bay, what can you do?
- Use a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) screened vacuum to clean your home on a regular basis.
- Invest in dust-mite-proof bedding covers and pillows to keep antigens out of your lungs while you rest.
- Hot water should be used every week to clean sheets, blankets, and duvet covers.
- Rugs, extra pillowcases, and soft furnishings, particularly in the bedroom, should be eliminated if at all possible.
- In children’s bedrooms, only use stuffed animals that can be cleaned in hot water regularly.
- Keep your home clean by regularly dusting.
- Use a filtration system in moist places, such as underground bunkers to keep relative humidity below 50% in your home.
The house needs to be mold-free.
As long as there’s moisture and oxygen around, mold will grow. They are both indoor and outdoor creatures. Maintaining a low-moisture level in your home is essential in preventing mold growth. In the presence of mold, medications such as Formost will not work effectively.
- Mold growth can be thwarted by maintaining a relative humidity of less than 50%. Use a filtration system in basements if necessary.
- Leakages can occur anywhere, so make sure to fix them, including around pipes and on walls and floors. Make sure to check around and under your drains and bathtubs for mold, as well as in the corners of your walls.
- Using a chemical treatment or bleach and water solution, remove any visible mold from the surface.
Asthma and seasonal allergies can be triggered by dander (skin, fur, and animal hair), mucus, and excrement produced by all warm-blooded organisms. Make sure your house does not have any pets. Medicines such as Formost may not work properly if you are constantly surrounded by fur and hair.
Avoid smoking at all costs.
Asthma and COPD patients are at significant risk when they smoke, whether it’s a cigarette, pipe, or cigar. Asthma and skin infections are much more common in children whose parents smoke at home. If you or a member of your family suffers from asthma, quitting smoking is the best option. Medication for asthma (Formost) will be ineffective if the patient continues to smoke.
Asthma can be prevented by avoiding smoking, as well as by following these tips:
- Asthma patients should never be exposed to secondhand smoke in their own homes, cars, or anywhere else.
- Avoid eating at establishments where smoking is permitted unless you reside in a public smoking-free state.
- When smoking in public, remind smokers to don a cover-up that they can remove when they return indoors.
- Triggers in the Natural Environment- Pollens from trees, grass, weeds, and mold in the air, as well as pollution, fumes, and diesel exhaust from automobiles, can aggravate asthma.
Keep Track of Allergies to Food and Medicine
Asthma and COPD patients often have difficulty eating certain foods. Sulfite-rich foods, such as liquor, grape juice, prawns, and packaged veggies, should be avoided at all costs. Paracetamol and beta-blockers, which can be found in some heart medications and topical ointments, can also cause problems with certain medicines.
Food or medication allergies can cause airway swelling and inflammation, so what can you do to avoid this?
- Talk to a healthcare provider about all the prescribed medication and over-the-counter medicines you take, as well as mineral supplements and natural remedies, to find out which one of them could impact your breathing problems.
- Make sure you avoid any food or medication that worsens your asthma symptoms. Also, make sure your medicines do not react with Formost.
- Sulfites should be avoided at all costs.
- Food labels should be read.
- When aspirin is contraindicated, try acetaminophen alternatively.
Manage Anxiety and Feelings
Asthma can be triggered by stress and negative emotions. Inflammation can be triggered by laughing or crying, and research has shown that chronic stress can cause inflammation.
In addition to taking medicines such as Formost, it is important to address these concerns.
What are some effective methods for lowering your level of anxiety?
- Make a list of the things in your life that make you overwhelmed, and then do what you can to alleviate those stressors.
- Meditation and yoga are effective methods for reducing stress.
- Maintain a regular exercise regimen and a diet rich in nutritious foods.
- Spend time with your loved ones, as research has shown that social interaction can help alleviate the effects of stress.