How to Prepare for Your September Asthma Attack
Did you know that 17 days after Labor Day, asthma-related hospitalizations skyrocket?
That day falls on Sept. 19th this year, and it's right around the corner.
It's said that indoor and outdoor allergens combine at this time of the year to create a “perfect storm” for asthma sufferers. Respiratory, viral, and environmental components are all triggers for asthma, and together, the trio can be quite brutal.
Pollen, a known culprit of the clean air that instigates everyone’s allergies— those with asthma, especially— is at an all-time-high as August ends.
Surprisingly, indoor allergens manifest much more serious issues. Mold, dust mites, pet dander, and scarily cockroach and mice problems can bring about severe symptoms that lead to hospitalization.
To avoid asthma attacks, it's best to see a doctor to distinguish your sensitivities, and then to reduce exposure to those elements as much as possible.
How will you take precautions to prevail throughout this seasonal asthmatic epidemic?
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