If you are someone suffering from asthma and want to know about every possible way that can help you manage it, this blog is for you. We have discussed here something that you might find really useful in managing this evil medical condition; Physiotherapy, and its effect on asthma.
But before getting to the good part, we first need to know what asthma is and what happens when you have that.
Asthma is a long-term lung condition. People with asthma have sensitive airways in their lungs which react to triggers, causing a ‘flare-up’. In a flare-up, the muscles around the airway squeeze tight, the airways swell and become narrow and there is more mucus. These things make it harder to breathe.
When you have asthma, it’s really important you manage your asthma so you don’t permanently damage your lungs.
How can physiotherapy help?
A physio can help you learn to manage the physical effects of your asthma and something really vital: how to breathe correctly! Simple changes to the way you breathe will help you feel more relaxed, in control and will prevent your asthma symptoms from getting worse.
A physio can help by showing you ways to:
- Control your cough
- Get rid of mucous
- Use your inhaler correctly
- Cope better with asthma attacks
- Perform breathing exercises that you can then continue at home
- Work out an exercise plan for you
- Relax so you breathe easier
Breathing techniques should be taught by a respiratory physiotherapist. You may need a series of appointments to learn these techniques and how to use them. Also, it is important to remember the importance of working with doctors and continuing to take any prescribed medicine, but working with a physiotherapist can reduce a person’s reliance on that medication as well as the frequency and severity of future attacks. UC Physio, in Upper Coomera, is ready to assist you in getting the best physiotherapy treatment, call or email us today.