Asthma allergy is the most common type of allergy in present days. Since this type of allergy is inheritable, it can be developed at young age. Luckily, the diagnosis process for asthma allergy is pretty simple and straightforward and you can immediately discover whether you have the asthma allergy or some other type of allergy. The reactions of asthma allergy can vary and may be from severe to mild ones.
The following are symptoms of an asthma allergy:
Difficulty in breathing
Rapid breathing or wheezing
Chest pain or tightness
Itchy, watery eyes
Scratchy or sore throat
Some of the symptoms above are also characteristics for conditions like sinusitis, influenza and pulmonary disease, so it is best to see a doctor in order to get diagnosed precisely. Do not try to act as a doctor and diagnose yourself, because what you think is asthma, might be something completely different, which means that it should also be treated differently.
What triggers asthma
There are many different factors that can cause an asthma attack:
Allergens from molds, dust, animals, pollen and sometimes food
Upper Respiratory Infections
Environmental irritants: such as exhaust smoke, cleaning solutions, smog, cigarette smoke and others
Asthma and food
After considerable amount of years spent by scientists and doctors, there are only few food triggers that are proven to cause asthma attacks. These include:
Sulfites and sulfiting agents.
Sulfities can be usually found in foods, such as:
* shrimp (fresh, frozen, or prepared)
* potatoes (fresh or packaged)
* bottled lemon or lime juice
* dried fruits or vegetables; pickled foods, such as relishes, pickles, sauerkraut (some), or pepper
* wine, beer
There are other food sources, that are thought to trigger asthma attacks, but science hasn’t yet been able to prove their relation to asthma.
Although an asthma allergy attack can’t be prevented, there are different ways a person can reduce the appearance of allergic symptoms or even totally avoid the asthma attack:
1. Regularly sanitize and clean the fan, air-conditioning and other shafts and ducts, which may hold allergen particles.
2. Avoid places, which seem to hold allergens, such as pollens, molds, animal dander and cigarette smoke.
3. Use a mask protection when you have to clean the house or plan to come in contact with environment, full of allergens.
4. If you happen to live close to a busy road or other dust-polluting place, regularly water the path between the road and your house in order to stop the dust from coming into the house.
5. Keep a clean and sanitized house by vacuuming regularly and sanitizing with appropriate (non allergenic) products.
The best possible to avoid asthma attack, caused by food or the aggravation of the asthma condition is to remove the allergens from your diet or respectively, from the environment.
In conclusion, the only way to coop with already developed asthma is to learn to live with it. A great way to turn things around in your favor is to live a healthy live. Furthermore, with the help of modern science, it is possible to live a peaceful and a productive live, and who knows, one day a full treatment may be found. Never forget, that despite that asthma makes it harder, one should not stop enjoying life to the best possible extent.