I think most of us do fail to prevent some certain health related issues before they start causing detrimental problems in our healthy life. We actually don't usually obey the rule which states that "prevention is better than cure". I believe it is highly important to prevent some certain bad things instead of curing them later when it get too extreme.
About the case of asthma, some health practitioners classified asthma as natural and artificial. The artificial means we actually caused the problem ourselves and this is why it is very important to always prevent the cause from happening to avoid the situation getting worst which may lead to you spending huge amount of money.
I suggest the below tips as regards to asthma related problems which may counter the needs for steroids.
- Always avoid inhaling bad smell or poisonous odour.
- Stay away from dust particles
- Always cover your nose with handkerchief whenever you pass through automobiles releasing their exhaust.
- Always go for your medical check up
- Ensure you take vitamin C at least once a while.
- Visit a medical expert in the field if your health problem seems to be growing worse.
- If you were given any inhaler, don't be too far away from your inhaler. In fact always take it along with you if possible.
- Most importantly, stay at places where you will be able to breathe conveniently and conducive.
Thanks for reading and I hope this helps.
Current treatments for severe asthma often include high doses of corticosteroids, such as prednisone, to control exacerbations. Reducing the need for corticosteroids with alternative treatments is preferable since these medications are associated with serious side effects from prolonged use, including multi-organ toxicities and immunosuppression.
Researchers found an antibody called dupilumab which is effective in treating severe asthma in place of high doses of prednisone. The ability of dupilumab to increase lung function as markedly. Even in the face of (corticosteroid) withdrawal, it inhibits key drivers of lung inflammation. Dupilumab works to treat asthma by blocking two specific proteins (called interleukin-4 and interleukin-13) that are associated with inflammation of the airways. Blocking interleukin-5, allows patients with high eosinophil levels in their blood and airways to reduce their corticosteroid dose. Eosinophils are a type of white blood cell involved with the production of interleukins. High eosinophil levels are directly linked to an increased risk of severe asthma.
Therefore dupilumab is really effective regardless of patient's eosinophil levels. Despite the reduced prednisone dose, patients normally experience a decrease in asthma exacerbations, but their lung function also improves significantly. Dupilumab is not associated with any serious side effects. So it could be a potential new treatment for asthma which can circumvent the use of corticosteroids.
Maybe try some natural remedies and the effects/results can also depends on several factors like if it is already severe or not, overall health condition and age.
Some natural remedies that I know are drinking warm lemon with honey, and drinking warm calamansi juice. Better to also know what triggers the asthma attack in order to avoid it as much as possible.