Asthma Peak Week occurs every year in the third week of September. During this week, children and adults are more exposed to allergy stimulates such as ragweed, mold, and dust. Hospitalizations rise and millions living with asthma and allergies are affected. It is best to start preparing for this week months in advance. Below are tips on how to get ready for Asthma Peak Week.
Make an appointment with your healthcare provider. To keep your asthma under control, it is imperative to schedule an appointment every August. You may think that everything is normal, but it is good to double check. In this appointment it is important to review the types of inhalers you use to analyze their effectiveness. Also, it’s a great time to determine if there are any other new products you could use to better your health.
Always have a rescue inhaler on hand. Even though you may not use your rescue inhaler every day, it is crucial to have one in case of an emergency. Take precautions such as checking its expiration date and detecting how much medicine you have left in it.
Take care of yourself. Amidst this pandemic, it is critical to not lose sight of taking care of yourself. It is hard to keep stress under control but is very beneficial if you do. Stay hydrated, eat healthy, and get plenty of sleep. If you continue to do these things leading up to Asthma Peak Week, you will feel much better.
Avoid asthma triggers. There are a few ways you can minimize your exposure to these allergens:
When coming in from outside, remove your shoes and change clothing to rid of any allergens you may bring into the home.
During this season, your windows and doors should remain closed.
Using an air filter can aid against triggers. Make sure that it is a certified asthma and allergy friendly filter.
Shower before bed to remove any possible triggers such as tree, weeds, pollen, grass, or dander.
Stay away from people who are sick and wash your hands often.
Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth.
Utilizing these steps daily will create a routine and ultimately minimize asthma triggers.
Tria Health and Asthma
Many patients decide to take medications in order to effectively manage their asthma. If Tria Health is offered through your benefits plan, you have the option of receiving a one-on-one, private consultation with one of Tria Health’s pharmacists over the phone. During your consultation, your pharmacist will review all your current medications, including vitamins and supplements. If you are interested in exploring medication treatments for asthma, Tria’s pharmacist will be able to provide you with recommendations.
World Asthma Day is an annual event organized by
the Global Initiative for Asthma to improve asthma awareness and care around
the world. World Asthma Day is held on the first Tuesday in May, in
collaboration with health care groups and asthma educators throughout the
world. Asthma impacts around 8.3% of Americans, which is close to 26.5 million
people.1 This Tuesday, take the time to learn more about Asthma and
how you can help raise awareness!
Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and
narrows the airways. Asthma causes recurring periods of wheezing (a whistling
sound when you breathe), chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing.
The coughing often occurs at night or early in the morning.2
the Signs and Symptoms of Asthma?
While these symptoms are very common for
individuals with asthma, the best way to know for sure is to schedule an
appointment with your doctor. They’re be able to perform a physical exam and
possibly a lung function test.
Common signs and symptoms of asthma include:
Coughing from asthma often is worse at night or early in the morning, making it
hard to sleep.
Wheezing is a whistling or squeaky sound that occurs when you breathe.
tightness: This may feel like something is squeezing or sitting on your
of breath: Some people who have asthma say they can’t catch their breath,
or they feel out of breath. You may feel like you can’t get air out of your
How can you
participate in World Asthma Day?
Organize debates about local issues affecting
asthma control—e.g., pollution, smoking, access to asthma care & medication
Organize a hike for people with asthma and their
friends, led by a health care provider who can educate the group about managing asthma in an outdoor environment.
Arrange school visits on or prior to World
Asthma Day—educate children about asthma and offer on-the-spot peak ﬂow
meter testing. These activities could
be combined with plays, concerts, or poetry competitions highlighting the
concept of asthma control.
Many patients decide to take medications in order
to effectively manage their asthma. If Tria Health is offered through your
benefits plan, you have the option of receiving a one-on-one, private consultation
with one of Tria Health’s pharmacists over the phone. During your consultation,
your pharmacist will review all your current medications, including vitamins
and supplements. If you’re interested in exploring medication treatments for
asthma, Tria’s pharmacist will be able to provide you with recommendations.
While exercising can be beneficial for anyone, people
with chronic conditions can significantly improve their health and manage their
symptoms. If you’re concerned about how often you can exercise or which
exercises are safe, talk to your doctor before starting your routine. Find out
what you need to know about chronic conditions and exercise!
Exercise Improve Your Symptoms?
There are four main types of exercise that can
help you manage your symptoms and improve your health; Aerobic, High-intensity,
Strength training and flexibility exercises (You can find descriptions of each,
By practicing one or more of these exercise methods, you’ll be able to directly
impact your chronic conditions symptoms.
disease. Regular exercise can help improve your heart health. Recent
studies have shown that interval training is often tolerated well in people
with heart disease, and it can produce significant benefits.
Regular exercise can help insulin more effectively lower your blood sugar
level. Physical activity can also help you control your weight and boost your
Often, exercise can help control the frequency and severity of asthma attacks.
Regular low-impact aerobic activities can increase strength and endurance in
your back and improve muscle function. Abdominal and back muscle exercises
(core-strengthening exercises) may help reduce symptoms by strengthening the
muscles around your spine.
Check with Your Doctor & Get Started Today!
Checking with your doctor before exercising is
never a bad idea, depending on your condition(s) there could be some important
precautions you need to take. They will also be able to provide recommendations
with pain reduction and necessary dietary adjustments. If you feel nervous
starting alone, you might want to consider a group exercise program. You might
also find condition-specific programs at your local hospital or clinic.
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