Asthma control commonly requires treatment with asthma medications but severity and frequency of the asthma symptoms mostly depend on patient’s willingness to take more responsibility for their health. In addition to asthma medications it is highly important to avoid or eliminate asthma triggers even if it means giving your pet up for adoption.

Besides the standard asthma control measures and medications many people also try to improve their condition with various home remedies and alternative approaches. Scientific researches of both efficacy and safety of many alternative asthma treatments are inconclusive but great number of people claim they improved their condition with the following approaches:


Breading Exercises

The Buteyko and Yoga breathing techniques are among the most popular breathing exercises and are believed to be very helpful in asthma attack control as well as to reduce both frequency and severity of asthmatic episodes.


Healthy Diet

You can only benefit if eating more healthy foods and avoiding those which might trigger an allergic reaction. To increase lung function are commonly recommended foods high in vitamins C and E, magnesium, essential fatty acids, beta-carotene, selenium and flavonoids.


Exercise

Moderate exercise for at least 30 minutes for most days of the week improves lung function. If being physically inactive for a longer period or if suffering from severe asthma you are highly recommended to consult with your health care provider.


Herbal Remedies

There are several herbs which are believed to be helpful for asthma such as echinacea, coltsfoot, thyme and some others. Before using any herbal remedies keep in mind that herbs can cause different more or less severe side effects and interact with medications.

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