Monday, February 4, 2013

Asthma and Pregnancy

As far as pregnant women are concerned as asthma patients, it is suggested by the doctors to use inhalers regularly and to avoid all those foods or situation which may trigger asthma problems.

Asthma is the most common condition affecting the lungs during pregnancy.

At any given time, up to 8 percent of pregnant women have asthma.

Many women worry about how the changes of pregnancy will affect their asthma and if asthma treatments like Inhalers will harm the baby.

With appropriate asthma therapy basically with inhalers, most women can breathe easily, have a normal pregnancy, and deliver a healthy baby.

Overall, the risk of poorly controlled asthma is much greater than the risk of taking medications to control asthma.

Generally all women have high blood pressure during this phase and hence the risk of breathing problem increases.

Demonstration of techniques

Please consult with your doctor before taking any medicine or going for any regular medication and let your midwife know that you are pregnant. 

Several scientific studies have shown that if you do not control your asthma properly during pregnancy, you are much more likely to harm both yourself and your baby than if you use appropriate drugs to control your asthma. 

If you are using an asthma inhaler, studies of its safety during pregnancy have been reassuring.

In addition, the risk for asthma attacks decreases and lung function is improved with treatment. While uncontrolled asthma can increase your risk of complications such as swelling, high blood pressure, and protein in the urine and excessive vomiting.

In addition, the risk for asthma attacks decreases and lung function is improved with treatment. While uncontrolled asthma can increase your risk of complications such as swelling, high blood pressure, and protein in the urine and excessive vomiting.

In general, the doctor’s advice to use the smallest amount of medicine as needed to control your asthma. They also recommend inhalers over pills because less medicine is absorbed by the blood. This means that less will reach your baby and thus saving him/her.

Use-inhalers.com is a site where you can get valuable information on inhalers and Asthma and other breathing problem related queries during pregnancy.

Source: www.acaai.org