Genesis 2:7 - Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.
Every day we take for granted a gift.
What is the gift? Our breath.
Each day we breathe hundreds of times, yet how often do we appreciate the gift of our next breath? It’s part of our autonomic nervous system. Each breath is created without our effort, though when it becomes difficult to breathe nothing we do seems to bring it back.
It is important that if you are having difficulty breathing to go to an emergency room or dial 911. The suggestions in this post are to stop an asthma attack when it isn’t at the stage of urgent care.
It’s important to first know the symptoms of an asthma attack. Healthline.com, in their article, “What do You Want to Know About Asthma?” lists some of the symptoms including coughing, wheezing, tightness in chest, shortness of breath and fatigue. It also lists asthma triggers.
We’ve looked at some ways that we try to get our breath back including using an inhaler, but let’s take a look at some other ways to stop an asthma attack from escalating also on healthline.com, in the same article. Their suggestions include breathing exercises, rescue or first aid treatments, medications and home remedies.
Chronic asthma can literally squeeze the life out of us. It can feel like you’re trying to breathe under water. But with the proper knowledge on how to treat the problem while being under a doctor’s care, we can get back some of our normal activities even though we do have asthma.
Take a look at the Bible verse above. God made man and woman, but they didn’t exist until God breathed into them and they became a living being. So you can see, God wants us to put our breathing high on his priority list, and so should we. And, when you take your next breath make sure to be thankful that you can.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.