Asthma in Winter
Posted on January 26, 2016

Asthma attacks usually increase during the winter months. This happens not only because cold air makes it harder for people to breathe but the majority of people spend more time inside which increases their exposure to indoor allergens. The most common indoor allergens and triggers are pet dander, mold and mildew, damp wood and temperate climates.

Here are some tips that can assist you lessen winter asthma attacks:

  • Wash your hands often – this helps lessen the spreading of colds
  • Get a flu shot
  • Avoid sitting close to fireplaces – smoke from fireplaces can make you breathe harder
  • Replace filters in heating and air filtration systems
  • Exercise indoors
  • Take your medicine regularly

For more tips on winter asthma attacks visit: http://www.belmarrahealth.com

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