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Non-drug treatment (all stages)

The following measures are always recommended regardless of your treatment stage:

  • You should take part in an asthma training session at least once. These training courses are usually offered by the health insurance company.
  • You should stop smoking
  • You should exercise. Physical activity can help improve your symptoms, improve your physical, emotional resilience and improve your quality of life.
  • You should try not to expose yourself to harmful substances and allergy-causing substances.
  • You should note that aspirin (ASA), pain relievers and beta blockers can make asthma more likely.
  • You should try to normalize your weight.
  • You should do physiotherapy: Techniques of physiotherapeutic respiratory therapy can serve as helpful additional measures. They can reduce shortness of breath, coughing and anxiety as well as improve self-organization and quality of life.
  • You should take care to minimize exposure to air pollution.
  • You should try to reduce your stress levels.
Prof. a.D. Dr. Andreas Sönnichsen

Andreas Sönnichsen

Head of the Department of General Medicine and Family Medicine, Center for Public Health, Medical University of Vienna

Prof. a.D. Dr.

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