Asthma Awareness Month: What to do in case of an asthma attack; steps to follow

Here are some home remedies that one can follow in case of asthma attack, suggested by Dr Harish Chafle.

Sit up straight: Sitting up straight will help to open the airways, making it easier for air to move through the lungs. Remaining calm is essential. The body’s natural stress response, sometimes called “fight or flight” mode, can make symptoms worse.

Breathing exercises: The purpose of these exercises is to reduce the number of breaths, keeping the airways open longer and making it easier to breathe.

Pursed lip breathing

– Breathe in through the nose.

– Breathe out through pursed lips. The exhale should be at least twice as long as the inhale.

Belly breathing

– Breathe in through the nose with hands placed on the belly.

– With relaxed neck and shoulders, breathe out. The exhale should last two or three times longer than the inhale.

Don’t fall for internet tricks

Many emergency home remedies are suggested on the internet. However, these are usually not supported by scientific evidence.


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