By Joanne Clough
This guide offers transparent and concise details on bronchial asthma - what they're, how they advance and the way to accommodate them. It covers a extensive diversity of asthma, together with bronchial asthma, eczema, dermatitis, hayfever, meals asthma and anaphylaxis. The advisor deals solutions to real-life questions requested by way of individuals with bronchial asthma; useful suggestion on tips on how to deal with bronchial asthma in lifestyle; tips to care for a kid's allergic reaction; simple English factors of scientific terminology; suggestion on use of complementary treatments to regard bronchial asthma; and what to do in emergencies.
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Although the different roles of men and women in our society are rapidly changing, it is still true that men are more likely to work outside the home, and women within it. The different triggers for asthma that men and women encounter will therefore vary according to their environment. There are other differences: men seem to be more likely to deny their asthma and to be reluctant to seek diagnosis and treat- Y ASTHMA | 31 ment. Women may experience additional problems with their asthma during their menstrual periods.
Firstly we have to identify a particular chemical or allergen in your workplace that is known to cause occupational asthma. Certain paints and thinners fall into this category. Secondly we would have to demonstrate that your asthma is worse while you are working but better at weekends and during holidays taken away from your workplace. Monitoring your symptoms and lung function using a peak flow meter can help to do this. Final proof that your asthma is occupational can be obtained by protecting you from contact with the agent responsible and showing that your asthma has improved.
For example, you may find that your asthma is less troublesome when you are on holiday and less stressed. On the other hand, you may find that there are particular times of the year when your asthma is worse because of a particular type of pollen or changes in the weather. Some people’s asthma is much worse when they have a cold, and better in between colds. In women, asthma symptoms can vary with their menstrual cycle. How you take your treatment will also affect your symptoms. When you take the right preventative treatment regularly, your asthma symptoms should be well controlled, but if you are not yet on O 30 | A LLE R GI E S: AN SW E RS AT YO U R FIN G E R TIPS the correct treatment or you don’t take it regularly, it is going to be much less effective.