Drinking water for asthma is not a cure. It is however beneficial in limiting asthma symptoms and attacks. People affected with asthma have altered lung linings which may increase inflammation and mucus production. Staying adequately hydrated will help to thin the mucus and inflammation making asthma flareups less likely.
Although all beverages can supply liquid to the body, not all beverages are created equal. Sugar-sweetened drinks, which includes so called sports drinks can lead to excess weight gain. Weight gain is known to adversely affect asthma sufferers. Ongoing and past research suggests that inflammatory substances produced by fat cells are to blame for an increase in asthma symptoms and flareups. A 2016 study entitled, Mechanisms of Asthma in Obesity. Pleiotropic Aspects of Obesity Produce Distinct Asthma Phenotypes by Anne E. Dixon and Matthew E. Poynter examined this thesis.
It is one more reason for everyone to avoid sugary beverages but especially important for asthma sufferers. In an effort to stay hydrated especially during exercise, sugary drinks are piling on the pounds. For the asthma sufferer the benefits of exercising to expand the lungs could be outweighed by detrimental sugary drinks.
Children with Asthma Should Hydrate with Water
According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (aafa) Asthma Facts and Figures approximately 25 million Americans have asthma. This includes 8 percent of adults and 7 percent of children. The numbers for children with asthma is startling. Again referencing the stats from aafa, “In 2019, 44.3 percent of children aged 18 and younger who had asthma reported having one or more asthma attacks in the past year. About 47.2 percent of children under the age of 5 with asthma had an episode.”
Parents of children with asthma are always on high alert especially with youngsters who want to participate in sports. There is no cure for asthma, but medical professionals have learned how to manage the disease with a variety of pharmaceutical solutions. Children with asthma are accustomed to carrying a rescue inhaler for flareups and using either a maintenance inhaler or pills to prevent them.
Parents with children who have asthma should encourage them to stay hydrated especially when away from home. Trying to keep children away from sugary beverages is a chore when they are around others who drink them. The child with asthma who already feels restricted will see drinking water instead of soda, a sports drink or even juice as just another “I can’t”. Hydracy offers parents a chance to make drinking water fun and cool, not just for asthma sufferers but for every child.
Making Water Hydration Fun and Exciting
To help everyone stay healthy and hydrated, Hydracy introduced a reusable, durable easy to carry infusion water bottle. It has a time marker to encourage and track intake throughout the day. The Hydracy 17oz fruit infuser water bottle will turn “plain old water” into a fun, tasty healthy solution for all children, and be a beneficial tool for children with asthma.
These strong 100% BPA Free Tritan high quality plastic bottles with a convenient carrying handle can endure all the hard knocks that come with children of all ages. Children will love carrying their designer-colored water infuser by Hydracy which comes in 6 kid friendly cool colors, Space Grey, Moonlight Green, Rose Gold, White-Red-Blue, Aqua White, Aqua Green, Deep Purple, and Midnight Blue.
They’ll love the flavor and not even realize that they are not only drinking “healthy” water but will also be receiving some healthy vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes in the process.
The Hydracy Electrolytes Powder Packets provide flavor till the last drop. They have ZERO SUGAR, and ZERO calories. They contain 5 electrolytes plus 100% of the daily recommended dosage of Vitamins C, B1, B6, B12, Zinc along with others. The delicious Hydracy Electrolytes Powder Packets are Non-GMO with No artificial Flavor and No Artificial Color. They are Keto, Vegan, as well as Paleo Friendly and contain Organic Stevia and Natural Berries extracts.
You may not be able to persuade children to drink “plain old water”, but they’ll love their Hydracy Fruit Infuser Water Bottle and Healthy Flavored water. Great for monitoring water intake and getting children with asthma to hydrate all day long.