9 Tips to Ease Winter Asthma Symptoms

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If you have asthma, you already know how the winter months seem to aggravate your symptoms. This is common due to the double dose of challenges that the colder seasons present. Spending more time indoors is a logical response as the mercury plummets and, when you do venture outside, that colder air has its own effects. Both of these conditions can contribute to more frequent and more intense asthma attacks.

Understanding asthma

When you have an asthma attack, the airways of your lungs narrow due to inflammation and your body produces more mucus. This can make you feel short of breath, as though you can’t get enough air, and it may also trigger wheezing and coughing as associated symptoms.

There’s a wide variation in severity among people with asthma. Some may be seriously debilitated while others aren’t affected much. The onset causes of asthma attacks, called triggers, also vary from person to person, with some people having attacks closely associated with allergies or other respiratory conditions. Asthma can’t be cured, and it sometimes changes over time, getting better or worse. As a result, living with asthma is typically a symptom management process.

9 tips to ease winter asthma symptoms

For those who have greater difficulty with asthma symptoms during the winter months, here are nine tips that may help you cope more easily:

The specialists at the Allergy Asthma & Immunology Institute are your partners in asthma management, so if your self-care efforts fall short, call or click today to arrange a consultation.

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