Prevention of Breathing Problems
The World Health Organization estimates that about half of asthma cases are due to a genetic vulnerability, the other half are a result of environmental factors that trigger asthma attacks.
Realistically, there is no sure way to prevent breathing problems, however, understanding which factors trigger breathing issues will help reduce the frequency of attacks, exercise and healthy habits will also help.
- Don’t smoke and avoid other Tabaco products as these can irritate the mucous membranes of the nose, sinuses, and lungs making you more susceptible to infections.
- If you live in an area where air quality is poor, try to stay indoors as much as possible.
- Keep your home and work environments clean, dust and pet dandruff can trigger allergies.
- Avoid exposure to chemicals, if you must use them make sure you wear gloves, goggles, and air-particle respirator masks.
- Patients with chronic respiratory diseases like asthma and COPD should get a pneumococcal vaccine.
- Reduce your stress levels