Tips to Reduce Asthma Symptoms
- Boost the air purity of your home with air filters.
- Shield pillows and mattresses with dust covers. Invest in hypoallergenic bed fabrics to decrease exposure to dust mites.
- Be sure to include omega-3 rich foods in your diet, such as fish or fish oil.
- Add vitamin C to your diet It aids in reducing allergic reactions and wheezing symptoms.
- Make regular chiropractic visits.
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America reports that approximately 25.9 million Americans, 10% of all children, are affected by asthma and breathing problems. Inhaled steroids have been traditionally used to treat the condition. A new research study revealed that engaging in breathing techniques can reduce the need for asthma reliever therapies by over %. The journal Thorax published information that practicing two breathing techniques decreased symptoms, and improved lung function and quality of life for over 57 adults with mild asthma.
One technique concentrated on shallow nasal breathing with lengthened exhaling. The second technique included general upper body exercises combined with relaxation. Numerous participants who required conventional relief and also used a preventer at least four times a week were randomly appointed one of the breathing techniques.
Sufferers who practiced their breathing exercises twice each day for approximately 25 minutes over a period of 30 weeks cut their daily inhaler use to one inhalation every third day. Prevention doses were also decreased by 50% by the end of the study.
Professor Christine Jenkins of the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research in Sydney, Australia, found that the overall use of relief medication subsided by 86% in both exercise categories. She recognized immediate improvement within only weeks beginning the process. She wrote that over an eight month period breathing techniques were beneficial in managing mild daily asthma symptoms.
At Spennetta Family Chiropractic Care Clinic in Madison, we promote incorporating daily exercise into your healthy habits. We can help set you up with a chiropractic wellness program. Call Dr Spennetta today at 608-273-2225 to discuss your health goals and issues.