If you have terrible allergies, it becomes more than just a cough and the sniffles. Often it leads to trouble breathing, and that trouble is worse for those that already have asthma. Understanding how allergens affect your airways is important so you can better protect your home and your family from serious health risks.
For those who only know asthma as just a respiratory disease, there is more to it. Asthma is a disease that affects the branches of the windpipe, which is the pathway where air is carried in and out of the lungs. Some experience exercise-induced asthma, which is triggered by strenuous exercise. Others will suffer from allergy-induced asthma, which happens when the immune system mistakenly identifies a harmless substance as an invader.
What happens during allergy-induced asthma is your body reacting to an allergen, such as pollen, and sends antibodies to bind the allergen. During this combative stage, most people will experience nasal congestion, a runny nose, or itchy eyes. However, it can lead to asthma symptoms in others.
One such symptom associated with asthmas is wheezing, or a high-pitched noise made when you breathe. This mostly occurs when you breathe out, but can also occur when you breathe in. Wheezing is more than just an annoying sound, it can make breathing difficult.
To stop you or a family member from experiencing the worst symptoms caused by allergies or allergy-induced asthma. Fighting off seasonal allergies is more than just retreating indoors, but also protecting your home via your HVAC system. By improving your indoor air quality, you will limit your family’s exposure to harmful allergens, thus making them happier and healthier.
It will also help to get your symptoms under control. Consult your doctor so you can identify what it is exactly that is causing your allergies, and how to find the best treatment to manage those symptoms.
You can make life easier for you and your family by limiting the possible exposure to harmful allergens, and one of those ways is to improve the quality of your home’s HVAC system. To learn more call Sharon’s Heating and Air Conditioning at (734) 425-1415. Our staff is ready to answer all questions you may have.