As you may know, we suffer from allergies. So this topic is near and dear to our heart.
We know that many of you also suffer from asthma. So, in this article we present an overview for what you need to know about both allergies and asthma.
Allergies are the most common chronic health condition worldwide. To find a solution to allergies it helps to first understand what allergies are.
Allergy symptoms can show up with a wide range of reactions. Some people just have a little discomfort like a light cold and for others allergies can be potentially life threatening.
What’s interesting is that an allergy is largely a mistake by your immune system.
Your immune system works to protect you from bad organisms. In the case of allergens, for some reason your immune system thinks it is an invader to be avoided.
So, then your system produces these things called antibodies that show up like stuffiness, coughing and discomfort.
– Pet dander
So, how do you best deal with these allergens?
To remove them from the indoor air the American Academy of Asthma Allergy Immunology (AAAAI) “suggests using a HEPA air purifier.”
Asthma is a serious condition where the airways to your lungs become blocked from inflammation. With asthma your airways are often inflamed. In the presence of a trigger the muscles near the airway can become tense making it even harder for you to breathe.
– Exercise induced asthma is one of the most common types and can affect anyone with asthma.
– Occupational asthma is related to inhaling dangerous fumes on a work site.
– Childhood asthma is most common in children under 5 years of age. Many will outgrow the asthma as they age.
– Allergic asthma relates to the association between allergies and asthma. You are more likely to develop asthma if you have allergies.
Asthma is a very serious condition and commonly shows up when you are wheezing. Other symptoms include coughing, chest pain and shortness of breath.
The most common triggers to an asthma attack are allergens. As mentioned earlier, exercise can also trigger an asthma attack.
Unfortunately there is no cure for asthma. It is commonly treated with steroids and a HEPA air purifier to clean the air of allergens.