Controlled asthma as the ultimate goalModern and highly effective asthma drugs are available today to provide effective therapy. These are used according to national and international guidelines. In most cases, well-adjusted asthmatics can cope with their everyday life without any problems and lead an active, normal life. In order to achieve this “controlled asthma”, it is important that you are well informed about your condition. At Schoen Clinic, we make sure that you acquire the necessary skills through intensive training and motivational measures. You’ll be happy to know that Continued smoking considerably reduces the chances of success for asthma treatment.
Conservative treatment methods
Bronchial asthma: drug-based treatmentAsthma treatment is always based on a drug therapy. Three groups of drugs are used for inhalative therapy:
The first are anti-inflammatory drugs such as cortisone. This is ideal for curbing the many effects of inflammation and is essential for asthma control. In addition, there are substances that widen the respiratory tract that quickly alleviate the cramps in the respiratory tract and improve shortness of breath within a few minutes. Today, there are also proven combination preparations that contain both components. New asthma drugs, which are specifically used for special forms, have been on the market for several years. These are known as biologics and can represent further treatment options.
Breathing therapy and ‘asthma management’In addition to drug-based asthma treatment, we at Schoen Clinic attach great importance to behaving correctly with asthma. We strengthen your own skills in special training courses. You will learn how you can limit the extent of the attacks of shortness of breath in critical situations through breathing techniques, breath-facilitating postures and prudence.
A peak flow test is also helpful. This method measures the degree of breathing obstruction and can detect changes at an early stage. Evaluating the peak flow curve provides clear indications of what can be done better next time. In this way, you learn to take the necessary measures in good time and become an independent ‘infection manager’.