Seasonal Asthma

What is seasonal asthma?

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What is seasonal asthma?

Asthma is caused by inflamed or swollen airways and makes it difficult for someone with the condition to breathe. Seasonal asthma occurs as a result of the weather, for some people their asthma is worse in the winter because of the cold dry air and for others it may be worse in the warmer months because of outdoor allergens. It is important to care for asthma by using an inhaler or other asthma medication.

10 important facts that you should know about seasonal asthma....

  1. There is no permanent cure for seasonal asthma.
  2. Scientists and doctors have not come up with any new medications or vaccines for seasonal asthma.
  3. Seasonal asthma is triggered by allergens such as termites, pollen, mold, and air pollutants.
  4. Seasonal asthma can become worse in the cold weather.
  5. People with more sensitive airways are more prone to seasonal asthma.
  6. Anyone at any age can develop seasonal asthma.
  7. Seasonal asthma is genetic.
  8. Seasonal asthma is not contagious.
  9. Seasonal asthma is common in areas with cold weather, air pollutants, or termites.
  10. The symptoms of asthma include shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing, and asthma attacks.

Five things that you should do to improve/maintain your health and ways to prevent seasonal asthma....

  1. Always make sure to have an easily accessible inhaler in case of an asthma attack.
  2. Take your medications as your doctor tells you too.
  3. Stay as far away as possible from pollutants, and other allergens.
  4. Do not exercise in the cold, it is bad for your lungs.
  5. If you develop symptoms of Asthma(Shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing, asthma attacks) make sure to visit your doctor for a checkup.

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