Friday, July 06, 2012

Heat and asthma – a dangerous combination

How to control asthma symptoms when the temperatures soar

Hot weather can trigger asthma symptoms,
doctors say. Tips for being outdoors and inside.
High temperatures during the summer months can make breathing difficult for people with asthma.

Hot weather means more air pollution, doctors say, and the heat and humidity can also be triggers for some asthma patients.

Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease affects almost 26 million Americans, 7 million of which are children. The condition is also widespread among low income and minority populations.

Some tips from the experts:
  • Limit the time spent in the heat
  • Drink lots of water – signs of dehydration include dizziness, confusion, trouble breathing
  • Keep in the shade as much as you can
  • Take breaks in cooler areas, if possible. Even short breaks in air conditioned spaces, for example, helps the body deal better with the heat

Remove asthma triggers from your indoor air

While summer heat and outdoor air pollution are great risks for those suffering from asthma, indoor air pollution can also trigger attacks or make breathing difficult.

With source control, good ventilation and air cleaning, anyone can improve their indoor air quality.

The best air purifiers for asthma and allergies feature safe and proven air filters that can remove a wide range of indoor air contaminants, including dust, particles, mold, bacteria, viruses, chemicals, odors and gases. All of these can contribute to the inflammation to airways.

AllerAir’s air purifiers for allergy and asthma include a medical-grade HEPA filter as well as a deep-bed activated carbon filter and optional UV germicidal filtration to remove those pollutants.

Studies have shown that keeping an air purifier in the bedroom can help manage asthma.

"I am writing to let you know that the air purifier I purchased from you has helped my condition immensely. I have fewer problems with wheezing and rarely cough at night. As a chronic asthmatic this is definitely an improvement. It's nice to wake up not feeling tired and congested!"
Barbara Fenton - (Reg. Nurse)  Read more testimonials

Contact AllerAir for more information and air purifier options.

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