Coughing, Wheezing, Shortness of Breath are the main symptoms of Asthma. These were mentioned in the article written earlier. The correct way of breathing we said will certainly help control Asthma.
However, we also have Inhalers being used extensively world over to control the wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath, especially during an attack.
Wheezing is a whistling sound that occurs during expiration. It certainly sounds awkward and can be embarrassing. So also a long bout of coughing. Shortness of breath obstructs you from performing much physical activity.
So what does one do for quick relief?
We use the Inhaler!
The inhaler is a mechanism that is used by innumerable people to control their bouts of asthma. They are even used every day. The device needs to be maneuvered well. 0While using an inhaler, common errors are made.
The metered dose inhaler used every day by patients needs to be used correctly. Most of the time only 40 percent of the medicine reaches the lungs. There should be a record of the regular dosage used by the patient. How much medicine is reaching the lungs should be recorded regularly.
The use of an inhaler requires precision, timing, and coordination.
Dr. Swati Maheshwari along with Dr. Navneet Sood on her show explains to us the need and how to use the inhaler properly.