Preparing Yourself For A Long Hospital Stay

Welcome to my site about tactics you can use to cope with hospitalization. I am Edward Collins. I created this site after a long hospitalization left me feeling uncomfortable and dying to go home. I was ill-prepared for the lengthy stay at that facility. Despite my nurses and doctors’ best efforts, I felt lonely, bored and somewhat isolated during my stay. On this site, I will help you prepare for hospitalization well before you need your next medical procedure. Please come by my site daily to learn the information you need to know. Thank you for visiting my website about preparing for hospitalization.

Understanding And Avoiding Common Asthma Attack Triggers

Health & Medical Blog

Asthma can cause a good amount of discomfort. From coughing and chest discomfort to problems breathing, it is easy to see why proper understanding of asthma is so important. As a matter of fact, asthma attacks can be fatal for many people. Therefore, knowing the triggers that can lead to an asthma attack is imperative. This guide will help you understand and protect yourself from a few common asthma attack triggers.


If you have asthma, you should not be smoking. Unfortunately, if you have asthma and live with someone who smokes, you should also be concerned.

Even secondhand smoke can irritate the airways, causing even more inflammation and breathing difficulty. In most cases, patients with asthma who are exposed to secondhand smoke will most likely have asthma attacks more frequently.

If you have asthma and are exposed to secondhand smoke, ask your household members to quit smoking or to start smoking outdoors. This will reduce how much smoke your airways are exposed to.

Dust Mites

Dust mites can also trigger an allergy attack. These microscopic creatures may not be seen, but you would notice the symptoms that they are affecting you.

For example, if you are constantly sneezing, coughing, or struggling to breathe after waking up in the morning, you may have dust mites in your mattress or bedding.

Other symptoms of a dust mite allergy include itchy, watery eyes, postnasal drip, and an itchy nose/mouth/throat.

To rid your home of dust mites and prevent allergy symptoms and asthma attacks, be sure to wash your bedding weekly. Also, consider covering your mattress and pillows with antimicrobial, dust-proof covers.

Avoid sleeping on down or wool, since they have a higher risk of attracting dust mites.

Maintain healthy humidity levels in the home using your AC system or a dehumidifier. Wear a respiratory mask when vacuuming, too, to ensure you do not inhale dust mites while cleaning.


Mold causes a variety of problems in the home whether you have asthma or not. If you do have asthma, though, exposure to mold can lead to severe breathing difficulties and dangerous asthma attacks.

Unfortunately, detecting mold in your home is not as easy as it seems. Unless you have visible growth, which may appear dark brown/green or black in color, you may not even realize you have a mold problem. Run the bath fans when showering and bathing to reduce moisture content.

To prevent mold growth, maintain normal humidity levels in the home. Check your plumbing systems periodically to ensure there are no hidden water leaks in or under the home. Contact an asthma doctor for more help.


4 March 2019