What are some asthma myths and misunderstandings?
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With asthma, as with most chronic conditions, there are numerous and various myths and misunderstandings about the disease.
These myths and misunderstandings of asthma may lead to frustration by those that are experiencing the disease.
What are some myths and misunderstandings about asthma that you have been exposed to?
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That taking your rescue inhaler works quickly, immediately, or at all. I've had multiple situations where I was rushed to the ER because my inhaler did nothing.
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People think that if you have asthma you should not participate in any physical activity or sports... or at least when I was younger, this was a common misconception I experienced.
I think each person knows their limitations, I hope. I try to stay in shape and have realized weather makes a big difference for me.
@Donmarie same here; The cold for me is much more difficult and this can even be experienced from making the walk from the parking lot to inside the gym... I know I need to take it a bit easier that day.
Yes it seems to help if I wear a facemask. I asked my pulmonologist and he says its just the asthma but I dont like chest pains and especially when I breathe in and it feels like I am cracking a rib. Take care!
Anyway to get back to the topic. I do walk my dog depending on weather. I do some stretch exercises and my indoor bike. I feel so much better with exercise, mentally and physically.
I have been diagnosed with chronic severe Asthma, COPD and chronic respiratory failure. Weather plays a big role for me, especially wind. I usually stay indoors on windy days.
@Donmarie Agree. What kind of facemask do you use?
@peppervaldez69 wind and cold. I do not think that is a misunderstanding of asthma, but the truth.
Cold and wind makes breathing difficult. Do you think the wind is because wind seems cold to our body?
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