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Asthma

Health education for asthma

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Asthma

  1. 1. 1 Health Education for ASTHM Participants: Nawal Galet Jamla Bejad Adeel Almutiri Dalal Saidan
  2. 2. 2 responsibility: Dr.Amira Yahia Health education:
  3. 3. 3 Age group: adult Objective for health education of asthma:  Discuss the criteriathat indicate the best results for asthma control.  Assess for indicators of loss of control of asthma. introduction although many people with asthma rely on medications to prevent and relieve symptoms, you can do several things on your own to maintain your health and lessen the possibility of asthma attacks.
  4. 4. 4  Examine the continuum approach in asthma management.  Teach patient to identify and avoid known triggers Health education for patient: Avoid your triggers:
  5. 5. 5 Taking steps to reduce your exposure to things that trigger asthma symptoms is a key part of asthma control. It may help to: 1- Use your air conditioner. Air conditioning reduces the amount of airborne pollen from trees, grasses and weeds that finds its way indoors. 2- Decontaminate your decor. Minimize dust that may worsen nighttime symptoms by replacing certain items in your bedroom. 3- Maintain optimal humidity. If you live in a damp climate, talk to your doctor about using a dehumidifier.
  6. 6. 6 4- Prevent mold spores.  Clean damp areas in the bath, kitchen and around the house to keep mold spores from developing. 5- Reduce pet dander. If you're allergic to dander, avoid pets with fur or feathers. 6- Clean regularly. Clean your home at least once a week. If you're likely to stir up dust, wear a mask or have someone else do the cleaning. 7- Cover your nose and mouth if it's cold out.  If your asthma is worsened by cold or dry air, wearing a face mask can help. Stay healthy:  Taking care of yourself and treating other conditions linked to asthma will help keep your symptoms under control. For example: 1- Get regular exercise:  Having asthma doesn't mean you have to be less active. Treatment can prevent asthma attacks and control symptoms during activity.
  7. 7. 7 Regular exercise can strengthen your heart and lungs 2- Maintain a healthy weight:  Being overweight can worsen asthma symptoms, and it puts you at higher risk of other health problems. 3- Eat fruits and vegetables:  Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables may increase lung function and reduce asthma symptoms. 4- avoid known triggers  Use dust covers  Use of scarves or masks for cold air  Avoid aspirin or NSAIDs 5-Adequate nutrition 6-Adequate sleep 7-Take -adrenergicagonist 10 to 20 minutes prior to exercising 8- The patient must learn about medications and develop self-management strategies
  8. 8. 8 9- Patient and health care professionalmust monitor responsivenessto medication 10- Patient must understand importance of continuing medication when symptoms are not present 11- Important patient teaching:  Seek medical attention for bronchospasm or when severe side effects occur  Maintain good nutrition  Exercise within limits of tolerance  Patient must learn to measure their peak flow at least daily  Asthmatics frequently do not perceive changes in their breathing CONTENTS AND REFERENCES: CONTENTS:
  9. 9. 9 • introduction • Age group: • Objective for health education of asthma REFERENCE: —http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases- conditions/asthma/basics/prevention/con- 20026992 —http://www.scribd.com/doc/34485365/CASE- STUDY-Bronchial-Asthma

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