Manage Asthma by Breathing the Right Way

My father with my mother and my youngest daughter. He has had asthma most of his life.

Patients with asthma have suffered either since childhood or during adulthood. The former is usually due to the genes (congenital) and the other is acquired through unhealthy habits and practices that trigger attacks. Some are sensitive to allergens or physical strain like exercise and too much laughter. In my father’s case, it was a motorcycle accident.

It has been concluded that asthma could not be treated completely. But it can just be managed. They say that using inhalers or taking tablets just suppress the attack to a certain calm by dilating the airway.

When one has asthma and is prone to an attack anytime, that means that the immune system is weak and is incapable of suppressing the attacks. If nothing is done to correct the source of the attacks, the situation will only worsen. However, knowing how to breathe the right way will help in managing the attacks.

Always breathe through the nose and do it slowly. This means that you inhale and exhale through the nose. If inhaling is done through the mouth, the person misses the stimuli carried to the reflex nerves that control breathing, which only happens through the nose. Meanwhile, exhaling through the mouth gets more air out right away in a shorter span of time therefore the processing of oxygen is shortened. Also, maximize the use of the lungs by taking in the air to reach the lower lungs. This means that the stomach should be expanding when inhaling, not the chest.

With this breathing habit, it will be easier to manage asthma attacks. But of course, you will be in a much better situation with the proper diet, right exercise, and enough sleep.

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Lack of Sleep Makes One Sick

I would like to sleep like my baby–no care in the world! haha Even for just a night….like tonight, perhaps?

Children love to stay up as late as possible because of some TV show or computer game or hobby that they want to complete. They may be told to sleep early by their parents and they may follow but in their hearts they know that it is against their will.

For adults, though, they needed to stay up as late as possible because of certain deadlines to beat. Most adults will skip watching late night TV shows just to be able to get enough sleep. Especially for moms with small children down to the youngest newly born, having enough sleep is already considered rare. Like me, if given the chance, I would rather sleep. But then again, it is now a luxury for me because when the little one sleeps, that is the time that I start working.

But I know that having enough sleep is very important. Being able to sleep at least 8 hours a day without interruption means that a person is able to experience the REM state. That is when one gets to reach the dream state and rapid eye movement happens. That is the time when the body repairs itself. When we are awake and do our daily chores, and routines. We eat and drink. But these do not really contribute to our well being if we do not rest. A good workout would be nothing without sleep. It will just tear our muscles. But having enough sleep is what rejuvenates the body.

I would also like to mention that sleeping in darkness also produces melatonin that helps in warding off cancer. That is why it is also important to be sleeping at night rather than in the daytime.

Make it a habit to sleep at night. Get at least 8 hours of straight sleep, otherwise, you will be ripped off of good health sooner than later.

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Plastic Surgery for the Perfect Selfie

Celebrities like Nicki Minaj and Miley Cyrus are selfie proponents. Photos from the internet.

I have since written about it that I would never go under the knife just because I wanted to look pretty. I am soooo scared of the procedure and the recovery that happens afterwards. Besides, I don’t think it would be good management of our resources. I am not a celebrity and therefore do not need it.

That is why I am close (close, okay?) to aghast when I learned that there is a new trend nowadays–people undergo cosmetic surgery in order to look good in selfies. Oh my G! If the selfie isn’t narcissistic enough, here comes a new trend! Oh I could rant and rant about this. But…never mind.

While we cannot really say what is overboard in cases like this because after all, that is their body. But sometimes, we could also use some suggestions that could get us thinking. Would this really be beneficial to you and your health? Wouldn’t there be side effects? Could you afford it? Wouldn’t you have better things to do with your money? Wouldn’t you rather that other people would be blessed because of what you have? Would a perfect selfie portrait be really worth all the trouble? Will you not regret all of these in the near future?

If you probably think that having cosmetic procedures to have a better selfie shot is a good use of your money, then by no mean do it. It is not my accountability or responsibility.

But I have one thing to say–before you do this, think about it many, many times over. Think about the repercussions of this action. If you are going to take out a loan in order to do this, then you cannot afford it at all.

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