Asthma attacks is a very troublesome for the patients. It feels like they are trying to breath through a straw. It is because your respiratory tract narrow and swell resulted in the difficulty to breath. If you have these symptoms of asthma, you should do the following to prevent your asthma from getting worse:
1. Eat more magnesium
Magnesium helps to relax the smooth muscles that line your airways. People who gets most magnesium were the least likely to have wheezing and super sensitive airways. Best magnesium sources are whole grains, beans, nuts, and seeds.
2. Consider antioxidant protection
You should get enough vitamin C and E, selenium, and beta-carotene that offers protection to sensitive lungs. The recommended amount is 1000 mg of vitamin C, 400 iu of vitamin E, and up to 200 micrograms of selenium a day through diet and supplements.
3. Destroy insect
Common asthma attacks are triggered by dust mites and cockroaches, because people accidentally inhale microscopic cockroach parts and dust mites feces. Minimize the presence of dust mites by encasing mattresses and pillows in plastic covers and washing your bedsheet regularly in hot water. For cockroach you need to get rid of their food source such as food crumbs or pet food. And fix damp spots in the house.
4. Stop the acids
If you have a lot of coughing at night sleep you more likely to have your stomach acids runs into your esophagus. To prevent this you can take acid-suppressing drugs, don’t eat late night, and remove excess weight.
5. Relax with massage
Study founds that asthma patients who got 15 minutes upper body massages per week relieved their symptoms such as tightness, wheezing, pain, and fatigue. And it is also relaxing and reducing stress, which makes asthma symptoms worse.
6. Breathe better with yoga
You can use yoga breathing technique to relieve your lung and airways. Try exhaling for twice as long as you inhale. Breathe in normally, then exhale normally, but as you come to your end of exhalation, continue a bit longer without forcing out the breath.
7. Turn off the fireplace
If you have asthma, it is best to use both of fireplace or wood stove on your house because they spread pollutants into indoor air.