There are many people who suffer from asthma. You might be one of them. If you suffer from asthma, then you need to know that the summer months can be pretty hard one you. With that in mind, here are some things that you should remember so that your asthma doesn’t flare up. This will allow you to have a great summer full of fun and adventure.
Many of you might have seasonal asthma. This means that it’s usually flared up due to the pollen which is quite heavy in the summer. If this is the case, then allergy medication can help you greatly. You should also have an emergency inhaler. Pay attention to the news as sometimes the news will tell you if there is pollen that is really high. This is very important.
Another thing is to watch out for the darn ozone layer. The news should also tell you when there is an ozone warning. This means that you should stay inside as it’s really hot. When it’s really hot outside, you might find it hard to breathe. Seeing as it’s hard to breathe, then you might notice that your asthma kicks up. This would be something else that you should watch out for.
Watch the activities you do. If you know you are going to go about and do some strenuous activities, have your inhaler ready. Make sure that you take water as well. Keeping hydrated can really make a difference when it comes to your asthma. Now, the thing to remember is that when you drink water, you don’t want something that is super cold as it can shock your lungs and if you are already having trouble breathing, this could make it all the more difficult to breathe.
Sometimes, you might find that during the summer, breathing treatments might be best for you and your lungs. It might be a bit expensive, you will find that it’s better for you all the way around.
As a lifelong asthmatic, I can tell you that the best tip anyone can have is to know your disease. Know your triggers.
Good luck and let me know how you are doing.