There is no way asthma can be an easy thing to live with. When you constantly have to wheeze your breath through everyday of your life, and hang on the a little piece of plastic fro dear life, lest you are attacked at a time that you are not prepared for it just cannot be a lot of fun. But there are people who do it, and I respect them. Boy, do I respect them.
On occasion, someone suffering from asthma will catch an attack. The attacks are not entirely random; they occur when the patient comes in contact with some kind of trigger that sets the reaction off. This trigger is often called an allergen.
The worst part of the asthma disease is not really the attacks that threaten to take your life when they happen – with proper care and attention, with proper preparation, you can overcome that anytime it happens. The worst part of asthma is waiting from moment to moment, never quite sure when it would strike. The only way to beat this is to be prepared for whatever, whenever it comes.
An asthmatic can live very happily, even with a spouse. But however rosy things get, they cannot forget to have their medication close at hand at any given instance. You see, the attack often comes without warning, and it can kill. It is not something you want to toy around with. Yes, caution is very important when it comes to this condition.
Shortness of breath, gasping and wheezing are three of the most prominent symptoms that you will find in a patient that suffers from asthma. However, these three are not the worst that could happen. Imagine what it would be like if someday your lungs just collapsed and there was no machine to assist with you breathing. Well, that would be really bad, wouldn’t you agree?
Some people treat asthma with regular drugs, but a number of other people think that you cannot fight an old disease with a new drug; sort of like pouring an old wine in a new bottle. They prefer to go way back to the old days when herbal medicine was still the in thing. Well, guess what, it works!