Healthy Living Tips for Adults with Asthma


Everyone wants to live healthier. In fact, every magazine that you pick up nowadays will have how to guides on healthy living, like what activities are best for you and your age and what foods can give you more energy and vitality. But what is healthy living? Do people with chronic disease still make the list? The answer is yes, of course. Asthma cannot be cured, but its symptoms can be managed. This is imperative for older people with asthma. Asthma symptoms in adults will be different from asthma in children because of the triggers and the kinds of attacks. Talk to your doctor about medications and what to do. He should give you a plan that will help you with your goal.

Two types of medications for asthma are anti-inflammatory and bronchodilators. This type of asthma medications are present as ingredients in inhalers, nebulizers, pills and liquids. Inert ingredients, such as talcum powder, sugar, cornstarch and hydrofluoroalkane propellant as common ingredients, depending on the type and form of medication for asthma.

Understand the function of each type and form of use of medications and can help people with asthma who choose drug suitable for their symptoms. Drugs are used to reduce inflammation, open Airways and relax muscles in the way to control the symptoms of asthma and asthma attacks. Some medications should be used in combination with other drugs, while other medicines should not be used as the sole source of asthma control.

Leukotriene modifiers
This is a group of inhaled drugs which block or reduce the symptoms of asthma. They are used for mild to moderate asthma symptom control in adults and older children. Leukotriene modifiers montelukast and zafirlukast include chemicals, and it is often used with inhaled corticosteroids.

Bronchodilators
This group of drugs used to reduce inflammation and airway. Chemicals in this type of drug among cromoglycate, nedocromil, theophylline, ipratropium, formoterol, albuterol, levalbuterol, pirbuterol and salmeterol. They are often used with inhaled corticosteroids and should not be the sole drug used to control asthma.

Corticosteroids
Prednisone, methylprednisolone, hydrocortisone, corticosteroids used to treat asthma and severe reduction of an asthma attack. Corticosteroids Act that inhibits inflammation in the lungs that can lead to symptoms of asthma or an asthma attack.

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