Hey asthmatics! Would you consider smoking as cure to your disease?
April 11, 2007 4:26am CST
Hi guys! When I was a kid, I had this bad case of asthma attacks. During the episodes, my nails becomes purplish (sometimes black), It's so difficult foe me to breath, and the usual signs and symptoms of asthama. In short, mine was a bit complicated. But when, I was in high school, my friends influenced me to smoke. Eversince then, I haven't had any attacks anymore...LOL. A bit ironic, isn't it. I won't ask you to try it yourself. In the first place, I'm not a doctor.
11 Apr 07
actually i have a friend whose asthmatic yet , she thinks smoking prevent her asthma attack, i was skeptical but she doesn't have any attacks as well but medically smoking doesn't help ,it aggravate asthma rather.
11 Apr 07
I don't think smoking had something to do with why you no longer have asthma. I had very bad asthma from the time I was a kid until college days then eventually it all went away. Good health habits is still the best cure I think. :)
13 Apr 07
A variety of treatment options exists for those who suffer from asthma. Some medications are taken daily to prevent attacks from occurring. Other medications, such as emergency inhalers, are taken only at the onset of an attack. Many asthmatics use these two forms of treatment in combination.Even without medication, many asthma attacks can be prevented by avoiding known triggers. It’s important to recognize these triggers and to be aware of patterns so that you know what to avoid. One way of doing this is to keep a journal of asthma attacks. Each time you have an attack, record the date, time, and location, and jot down in detail what you were doing at the time. Be sure to include whether any plants or animals were present and what, if anything, you were eating or drinking. Cardiovascular exercise is great for strengthening the heart and lungs, but those who suffer from exercise-induced asthma know that including this kind of activity in their daily routines can be a tall order. It is a myth that all people with asthma are not able to participate in sports; however, it is not safe for all asthmatics to jump right in to vigorous exercise. Start your exercise program slowly and gradually build endurance.
14 Jun 07
Its quite ironic but I have known of a lot of asthmatics who have lesser and more manageable attacks when they smoke. For my case, I normally have asthma attacks during the cold months and I smoke during this time. Since I started doing this, I have better control of my asthma episodes. However, you should monitor yourself if the effect of smoking is still beneficial for you. In my case, I have reached a point when the smoking does not help my asthma.
• United States
22 May 07
I am an asthmatic and i dont smoke. i wasnt an asthmatic when i was a child, i found out when i was 26 years old. im not a doctor but smoking is not recommended for curing asthma.Asthma does not go away permanently just for a while. it can always come back.
• United States
29 Apr 07
I know a few people who claim smoking helps their asthma but I think they're fooling themselves honestly. If it does have a "helpful" effect it's probably because they're scarring their bronchioles (sp?) making them less likely to constrict. However, that also means they won't be able to breahe normally at all in a few years. Not worth the trade off if you ask me.