Asthma Home Remedies: Staying Calm

Asthma Home Remedies: Staying Calm


Those that suffer with asthma may be faced with many adjustments in their lives. They must avoid certain foods and allergens or face possibly serious consequences. Asthma was once a disease that was all in the head. Today the view has changed but, doctors do believe that both physical and emotional factors can contribute to asthma attacks. In this article, we will look at emotional stress and the effects it can have on asthma. We will also look at ways to keep calm and relaxed to avoid asthma attacks.

Asthma attacks can be brought on by emotional triggers. Any extreme emotional reaction such as laughing, crying or stress can contribute to attacks. Learning to stay calm and composed at these times can help reduce the effects of attacks.

Extremes of emotions often times send the body into a panic state. When the body starts to panic, increased breathing and respiratory activity takes place. The end result can be a serious asthma attack. It may not be possible to complete conquer an asthma attack through the mind, but relaxation techniques can reduce their severity. With a relaxed mind and body, the panic reflex of the body will be less likely to be triggered. This could mean your attack is thwarted or made less severe.

Exercises in positive thinking can be helpful in this situation. Keep your mind focused on feeling better and soon you’ll find that you do. Be honest and open about your condition. Let others know that you have it. Denying it won’t help and at very least you’ll have people around you that can help should an attack come on.

Learning to live with asthma can be a challenge. There are quite a number of things that must be monitored in ones life to remain healthy. By doing your best to stay calm and cool, and practicing positive thinking, you will find that your asthma attacks are less scary. Learning to deal with stress instead of panicking will make great strides in your daily coping with asthma.