The True and False Game on Asthma

The True and False Game on Asthma

At the moment, as you read this, there is one established fact – there is no exact cure that is available for the condition of asthma. Technically speaking, there hasn’t been one exact reason that has been identified either. It is, therefore, vital that you try to understand the changes which are known to occur in asthma. If people suffering from asthma garner enough knowledge about the condition, they could, in fact, have an active role in their own health.

Distinguishing the Myths From the Facts:

There are a lot of common myths that will surround any particular medical condition. Almost everyone seems to want to have something to say when it comes to the dos and don’ts of a medical condition. Plus people will always have a lot to say about the condition itself. The truth of the matter is that asthma is no different when it comes to this attack of the ‘everybody’s. It is, therefore, important that you learn how to sieve out the truth from the falsehood that surrounds some of these myths and facts.

True/False:

When it comes to asthma, it’s ‘all in the mind’.

False

Unfortunately, asthma is not a psychological disorder; so it cannot be put under the category of its ‘all in the mind’. The truth of the matter lies in the fact that emotional triggers could actually cause for flare ups and this could make matters worse for those who already are diagnosed with asthma.

You will eventually ‘grow out of asthma’.

False

Well, unfortunately this is as false as it gets. It is impossible to outgrow asthma. When it comes to about 50% children who are already diagnosed with asthma, there are chances of the condition becoming inactive when they enter their teen years. However, this doesn’t mean that the person has ‘outgrown’ the condition. There are chances of the symptoms reoccurring at any time.

Facts about Asthma

Asthma is curable; and so nobody will die from it.

False

How we all wished this was true. The stark picture, however, claims that this disease can be controlled in a number of patients who undergo serious medical care. People should give a more serious thought to this condition; given the fact that uncontrolled cases of asthma could cause for emergency hospitalization being needed and this could even possibly lead to death.

People with asthma should not exercise.

False

This is false. Swimming can be considered an optimal exercise for people who suffer from asthma. However, asthma patients should avoid exercising in cold, dry air and this might even act as a trigger for asthma in the case of some patients.

Moving base to a different place could cure asthma.

False

In some cases, moving to a new environment may help in improving or bettering the conditions of asthma and its symptoms; but this will definitely not cure asthma. When it comes to a few years of being in the same location, there have been reports of the person becoming sensitized even to the newer location and this could even cause for the symptoms to return with an intensity even more feisty than before.