More than 26 million Americans have asthma and experience difficulty breathing everyday. For some it is only a minor annoyance that can be overlooked, but for others it is a major issue that negatively impacts their everyday lives. Asthma cannot be cured and can worsen over time, leading to other respiratory complications and increasing the possibility of a life-threatening asthma attack. There are several ways to keep your asthma in check so your risk of developing severe symptoms are reduced. Controlling your asthma is especially important if you lead a more active lifestyle.
Oxygen therapy is an excellent way to treat asthma and to open up airways for better breathing. We’ll first address the risk factors and causes of asthma before diving into treatment options such as supplemental oxygen.