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Asthma symptoms worsen in the springtime, summer

Blooming flowers may be a beautiful sight, but for asthma sufferers the springtime can mark worsened symptoms. Being aware of your triggers and risk factors can help you reduce asthma symptoms and allow you to enjoy the warmer weather.

Dr. Linda Rogers, director of the clinical asthma program at Mount Sinai-National Jewish Health Respiratory Institute, said, “Asthma is a lifelong disease that causes wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and coughing. While there is no cure for asthma, a personalized care plan including appropriate medications and education on triggers and proper care techniques can prevent attacks from occurring, helping patients lead a full and active life.”
During an asthma attack, airways begin to narrow, restricting the airflow causing, which makes breathing a challenge as a result. Common asthma triggers include cigarette smoke, pollution, dust mites, pet dander, pollen, cockroach allergen, and mold.

Working closely with your doctor can help you make a plan for the springtime to ensure you reduce your risk of asthma attacks and properly manage your condition without complications.


Author Bio

Mohan Garikiparithi got his degree in medicine from Osmania University (University of Health Sciences). He practiced clinical medicine for over a decade before he shifted his focus to the field of health communications. During his active practice he served as the head of the Dept. of Microbiology in a diagnostic centre in India. On a three-year communications program in Germany, Mohan developed a keen interest in German Medicine (Homoeopathy), and other alternative systems of medicine. He now advocates treating different medical conditions without the use of traditional drugs. An ardent squash player, Mohan believes in the importance of fitness and wellness.

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