It’s a new year
and everyone is making a New Year’s resolution. Many people choose
to lose weight, eat healthier, or focus more on themselves. If you
have asthma, consider choosing a New Year’s resolution that centers
on improving your asthma symptoms. Seeking ways to help manage your
asthma is a good thing to control your symptoms. Let us take a look
at some asthma specific resolutions to help you manage our asthma in
the new year.
10 Asthma Resolutions
- Remember to
avoid your known asthma triggers. Knowing what triggers your asthma
and avoiding them can help you prevent your asthma symptoms. Common
asthma triggers are pollen, tobacco smoke, dust, and respiratory
- Practice good
hygiene. Good hygiene, such as proper hand washing techniques, is a
good way to prevent illnesses.
- Don’t smoke
or use tobacco products. Smoking and using tobacco products are a
trigger for asthma. Avoiding its use will also reduce your risk of
lung and oral cancer.
- Develop an
asthma action plan. If you don’t already have an asthma action
plan, remember to make one with your health care provider. If you
have one, then it’s a great time to review and update your asthma
- Eat a
nutritious diet with fruits and vegetables. Having a nutritious diet
will be a good thing for our health and immune system. A healthy
immune system can help prevent serious asthma symptoms.
- Remember to use
your medications as prescribed. If you have not been using your
medications as prescribed by your doctor, now is a good time to
start. Using your medications as directed will help you manage your
asthma and prevent symptoms from occurring.
- Dress for the
cold weather. If it is cold or windy outside, consider wearing a
coat and a scarf to help keep you warm. Cold weather is a known
trigger for asthma symptoms.
- Talk with your
doctor if your symptoms are not controlled. If your symptoms are not
managed, the new year is the perfect time to address this with your
regularly to help improve asthma related symptoms. Keeping your body
healthy can help you avoid asthma symptoms.
- Get enough rest
to reduce asthma symptoms. If you body is tired from the recent
holidays and travels, this is a great time to start taking care of
yourself by getting enough rest. Getting enough rest can help your
body fight off infection and repair itself, helping reduce serious
Reach out to us
If you are
interested in setting a New Year’s resolution to improve your
asthma and would like us to help you, give our Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Medical Group team a
call. We would be happy to discuss ways you can better manage your
asthma. Give us a call at 805-658-9500 for an appointment with us today!