Allergies and asthma can sometimes go hand-in-hand, as one triggers the other leading to an array of possible symptoms. When your allergies start to flare-up, especially when you enter your home this may alert you to a potential growth of mold in your home. How can you inhibit the onset of asthma symptoms in your home? Learning ways to treat your home from mold exposure will aid in the minimization of asthma symptoms and possible allergy symptoms you could be plagued with as well.
Asthma Attacks & Other Complications of Asthma
An asthma attack is a sudden worsening of asthma symptoms caused by the tightening of muscles surrounding your airways. During an asthma attack, the lining of the airways become swollen and inflamed producing thicker mucus causing the blockage of air to the airways. Depending on the person, symptoms and severity of attacks could vary. Sometimes one will experience wheezing and coughing that triggers an asthma attack leading to worsening symptoms. Unfortunately, there is no cure for asthma but there are, however, treatments that you can implement to better improve your health and reduce symptoms. It is important to implement treatment methods into your life because complications can arise when you don’t take proactive steps to rectify your symptoms. One complication could be sleep deprivation, as some people with asthma experience most of their symptoms during the night. Chronic lack of sleep can disturb someones ability to function properly at work or school. Another complication could be physical activity, which asthma can hold some people back from participating in such activities. A lack of exercise could also lead to other health risks such as diabetes, high blood pressure, weight gain, and depression.
Asthma Risk Factors
What can lead you to the development of asthma? Asthma has some common risk factors that lead to the development of asthma (http://www.lung.org/lung-health-and-diseases/lung-disease-lookup/asthma/asthma-symptoms-causes-risk-factors/asthma-risk-factors.html). These risk factors can include a family history of asthma, having has frequent respiratory infections as a child, having an allergic condition, or even being exposed to certain chemical or irritants in the workplace. Having a family history of asthma can be a big risk factor, if not the biggest. The likelihood of one developing asthma whose parents or parent has asthma is very strong. Another big risk factor is allergens in the air, such as pollen, dander, and mold induced asthma. These allergens can be a huge triggered by anyone who has asthma or asthma symptoms.
How to Control Asthma: Home Treatments
Controlling your asthma can be a hard task to complete. It all starts, however, in your home where you spend the majority of your time. According to the EPA, Americans spend about 90% of their time indoors making their personal environment their most important area. In some cases, it can be hard to avoid all asthma triggers in your environment, but with planning, it can be accomplished.
Proteins found in your pets saliva, feces, urine, hair, and skin can be a trigger to asthma symptoms in people who are allergic to them. For many people, the possibility of having a pet in their home is an unfeasible goal. If you do, however, have a pet in your home it can be hard to minimize exposure to your pet’s dander, as dander can spread far and wide throughout your home. To help reduce the amount of dander in your personal environment try limiting your pet from areas in your home such as your bedroom, your furniture and other areas that you spend a lot of time in.
A common allergen that affects many people with allergies and asthma is the dreaded dust mites. Dust mites love to hide out in places and rooms we frequent including our sacred bedroom, living room, and even your office. To combat dust mites in your home try using dust-proof covers for your mattress, as well as dust proof pillow wraps. If you are experiencing severe dust mite allergies it can lead to an asthmatic reaction that can impact your health.
Mold and Mildew
One of the biggest asthma triggers in your home could be the growth of mold in your environment. Different types of mold and mildews can lead to flare-ups especially in places of your home that are exposed to moisture such as your kitchen, bathroom, and basement. High humidity levels in your home could also attribute to the growth of mold and mildew and lead to the release of mold spores in your air. Mold spores are so small that they can travel through your nose and reach your lungs, triggering an asthma reaction. The best home treatment to use in your home to remove mold spores from your air is through the use of a UV air purifier. The EnviroKlenz Mobile UV System is an effective air purifier that uses ultraviolet germicidal radiation (UVC lights) to kill microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, and mold spores in your environment. This air purification system also utilizes a two-stage filtration process with a patented earth mineral air cartridge that removes a broad spectrum of odors and chemicals, as well as a hospital-grade HEPA filter that removes particulate matter 0.3 microns in size. Try using this air purification system to eliminate mold-induced asthma symptoms.
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