Most people’s breathing is impacted by at least a few different things, which are called triggers. There may be times when you notice that you’re not breathing as well as you’d like to be. You may cough or feel out of breath. These reactions to triggers are called symptoms, and they aren’t random.
Here we’ll focus on triggers, why they matter and how we can help you figure out your triggers so you can better prepare for the day ahead.
What are triggers?
A disruption to your schedule can easily throw off your adherence to your medication. You stop being able to take your dose in the morning, and suddenly you’re not taking it at all -- and your symptoms are getting worse.
Here are three tips to take your dose even when your schedule changes.
1. Be intentional about changing your medication schedule.
If you have asthma or COPD, you may have noticed that cold weather affects your ability to breathe.
This may happen because cold air dries and irritates the airways, increasing inflammation and making it harder for you to breathe. You may find that you cough, wheeze or feel breathless more often when it’s cold outside.
It’s not always possible to stay inside all winter, so we’ve put together a few tips on how to manage your asthma and COPD during the colder months.
Around half of Americans set a New Year’s Resolution, but fewer than 10 percent keep them. This year, set a resolution you can stick to with Propeller’s help.
2020 has been a tough year. Which is all the more reason to look forward to our annual celebration of family and food. Thanksgiving is a chance to come together and take stock of our good fortunes.
But travelling, stress and even some foods can trigger asthma and COPD symptoms (plus COVID-19 is still a big concern). Read on to prepare...
Advice for a safe and happy Thanksgiving
Yoga is an ancient practice that has become very popular in the U.S. over the past few years. Yoga combines poses (called asanas) along with breathing exercises and meditation. People practice yoga to stay fit, flexible and grounded. But can a yoga practice help people with asthma?
The Quick Take
There is some evidence showing that yoga may help people with asthma have a better quality of life. But there just hasn’t been enough research to say if yoga can help relieve or manage asthma symptoms.
Typically, this time of the year is all about back to school sales, labor day barbecues and the start of football season. But, things are different this year. We are making some progress controlling the spread of COVID-19. But as people start spending more time indoors, there’s concern about a second wave of infections. What does this mean for people with asthma?
The Quick Take
The best chance we have to get a handle on COVID-19 is by following the advice of local health officials. They’re most informed about the needs of particular communities, and different places are in different phases of reopening.”