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    Hey, All ... I've been searching like really hard to find an answer ... "Is there something we can do to end all Asthma issues?!!... I really need like a very good solution cuz I tried most of the ways but haven't come out with anything... still suffering !! any help or suggestions ?!!


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    From the NIHBL:
    "Asthma is a long-term disease that has no cure. The goal of asthma treatment is to control the disease. (...) Asthma is treated with two types of medicines: long-term control and quick-relief medicines. Long-term control medicines help reduce airway inflammation and prevent asthma symptoms. Quick-relief, or "rescue," medicines relieve asthma symptoms that may flare up."
    (cf. How Is Asthma Treated and Controlled? - NHLBI, NIH)

    Have you consulted a doctor yet?


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    I've been asthmatic all my life. But hey, the inhalers today are good. I take 2 - one is a preventer, the other a reliever.
    It doesn't stop me from going cycling or jogging. I am fitter than 95% of all non-asthmatics. You can overcome this.
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    That's the case !! I can't play sports, I would run for two minutes and my breath will be shortened for half an hour !! ( I just wanna play spports . My doctor told me that my case is normal... ://
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    yes... but it isn't working :\\
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    Quote Originally Posted by ox View Post
    I've been asthmatic all my life. But hey, the inhalers today are good. I take 2 - one is a preventer, the other a reliever.
    It doesn't stop me from going cycling or jogging. I am fitter than 95% of all non-asthmatics. You can overcome this.
    What are the active ingredients in your inhalers? I mostly use a Salbutamol inhaler, but I use it frequently, especially while exercising (mostly more intensive stuff, like tennis or squash). I am not allowed to donate blood because of the frequent usage.
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    I hope you find some help. Have you had testing that shows what triggers your asthma?

    Allergic Asthma Tests | Allergic Asthma Testing | Allergic Asthma

    I have allergies which can be debilitating.

    Check with your doctor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KALSTER View Post
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    I've been asthmatic all my life. But hey, the inhalers today are good. I take 2 - one is a preventer, the other a reliever.
    It doesn't stop me from going cycling or jogging. I am fitter than 95% of all non-asthmatics. You can overcome this.
    What are the active ingredients in your inhalers? I mostly use a Salbutamol inhaler, but I use it frequently, especially while exercising (mostly more intensive stuff, like tennis or squash). I am not allowed to donate blood because of the frequent usage.
    I use a Bricanyl turbohaler which contains terbutaline, and a Seretide diskhaler which is marketed under different names (Fluticasone/salmeterol - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia).
    I was classed as one of the worst asthmatics in England when I was a boy, but that hasn't stopped me from doing anything much. At my peak I would work hard all day as a software engineer, go home and run a half marathon for my evening's entertainment. For my vacation I would cycle the length of Britain from Lands End in SW England to John o' Groats in NE Scotland (about 1000 miles). I used to play a lot of sport (football, cricket, tennis, squash, golf) and I still maintain a high level of fitness.
    It's not easy to say what causes asthma as there are about as many different reasons as there are asthmatics. I do have some allergies which include smoke inhalation and for some reason, herrings. So it's best to find out about these.
    When you think about it, it's unlikely that any doctor understands asthma, and certainly not at first hand. I would say that it can be very broadly broken down into 2 types - sthenic (meaning strong) and asthenic (weak). The latter is the probable origin of the word asthma. Sthenic asthmatics can do anything and more than non-asthmatics (marathon runner Paula Radcliffe for instance - http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/asthma/Pa...Radcliffe.aspx).
    If you have the asthenic type then your lungs are likely to be in poor condition and climate could be a factor. Consider moving to altitude or to a more humid or more dry region. Most of all get help from the marvelous drugs available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ox View Post
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    i've been asthmatic all my life. But hey, the inhalers today are good. I take 2 - one is a preventer, the other a reliever.
    It doesn't stop me from going cycling or jogging. I am fitter than 95% of all non-asthmatics. You can overcome this.
    what are the active ingredients in your inhalers? I mostly use a salbutamol inhaler, but i use it frequently, especially while exercising (mostly more intensive stuff, like tennis or squash). I am not allowed to donate blood because of the frequent usage.
    i use a bricanyl turbohaler which contains terbutaline, and a seretide diskhaler which is marketed under different names (fluticasone/salmeterol - wikipedia, the free encyclopedia).
    I was classed as one of the worst asthmatics in england when i was a boy, but that hasn't stopped me from doing anything much. At my peak i would work hard all day as a software engineer, go home and run a half marathon for my evening's entertainment. For my vacation i would cycle the length of britain from lands end in sw england to john o' groats in ne scotland (about 1000 miles). I used to play a lot of sport (football, cricket, tennis, squash, golf) and i still maintain a high level of fitness.
    It's not easy to say what causes asthma as there are about as many different reasons as there are asthmatics. I do have some allergies which include smoke inhalation and for some reason, herrings. So it's best to find out about these.
    When you think about it, it's unlikely that any doctor understands asthma, and certainly not at first hand. I would say that it can be very broadly broken down into 2 types - sthenic (meaning strong) and asthenic (weak). The latter is the probable origin of the word asthma. Sthenic asthmatics can do anything and more than non-asthmatics (marathon runner paula radcliffe for instance - Paula Radcliffe on asthma - Live Well - NHS Choices).
    If you have the asthenic type then your lungs are likely to be in poor condition and climate could be a factor. Consider moving to altitude or to a more humid or more dry region. Most of all get help from the marvelous drugs available.
    applause!! Congrats well done!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ox View Post
    I've been asthmatic all my life. But hey, the inhalers today are good. I take 2 - one is a preventer, the other a reliever.
    It doesn't stop me from going cycling or jogging. I am fitter than 95% of all non-asthmatics. You can overcome this.
    Would this one be a steroid? jocular
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    Quote Originally Posted by KALSTER View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ox View Post
    I've been asthmatic all my life. But hey, the inhalers today are good. I take 2 - one is a preventer, the other a reliever.
    It doesn't stop me from going cycling or jogging. I am fitter than 95% of all non-asthmatics. You can overcome this.
    What are the active ingredients in your inhalers? I mostly use a Salbutamol inhaler, but I use it frequently, especially while exercising (mostly more intensive stuff, like tennis or squash). I am not allowed to donate blood because of the frequent usage.
    Salbutamol (Albuterol), is suggested as a "rescue" type of medication. By frequently, do you mean many times daily? I use it as needed for bronchospasm, but thus far, none have adequately explained the cause(s) thereof. This is why I ask you these questions. Evidently, activity affects your breathing ability, thus necessitating the medication? In my case there seems to be no "trigger" involved. Bronchospasm may be absent for months at a time, (8 years, once!), then suddenly appear for seemingly no reason, asleep, at rest, almost never while exerting myself. Tests for various allergens were negative. jocular
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    Quote Originally Posted by ox View Post
    Sthenic asthmatics can do anything and more than non-asthmatics (marathon runner Paula Radcliffe for instance - Paula Radcliffe on asthma - Live Well - NHS Choices).
    If you have the asthenic type then your lungs are likely to be in poor condition and climate could be a factor. Consider moving to altitude or to a more humid or more dry region. Most of all get help from the marvelous drugs available.
    I have tried the three variables of altitude, arid, and very humid climes. Altitude was 6700 ft., relatively dry climate (Northern Arizona), but this was before my first respiratory attack. Very humid was my first 30 years in Chicagoland, from which I left after years of sore throat, claimed by my doctor to be caused by "post-nasal drip" resulting from reaction to the humidity. He recommended I move to Arizona (came close, it turned out to be Nevada). Sore throats went away there. From there several years back in the very humid Midwest, no return of sore throat. Then 20 years in Arizona, low altitude desert, 1000 ft. No problems there, either. Then, having moved to the Missouri Ozarks, very humid, high mold spore count almost year-round, I experienced my first-ever bout of really significant respiratory difficulty, winding up in the E.R. Four differing diagnoses by 4 Mds, allergy tests, got by using Albuterol, the bronchospasm continued for months, then gradually went away. I gave away my stock of inhalers! 8 years later, symptoms returned, while living in Arizona desert again! No rhyme or reason. If it's "Asthma", don't know what kind, if there are triggers, or if it's psychosomatic in origin. jocular
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    well, triggers are always available... people smoke everywhere, in corridors in street at buses so I'm always coughing (
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