One in three people suffers from allergies. One that affects more people is that manifested as asthma, and that appears mainly in spring by pollen. For this reason, it is called allergic asthma or spring asthma. We give you some keys to know a little more about this pathology.
The asthma is an inflammatory reaction which occurs in the bronchi, i.e., the ducts that carry the air from the trachea to the lungs. This inflammation makes it difficult for the air to pass through and, as a consequence, causes a choking sensation and shortness of breath or a cough. It usually gets worse with exercise, being outdoors or lying down. It is also common to hear wheezing (beeps when breathing) or sensation of pressure in the chest. An MTHFR test kit can be used to detect the propensity for this pathology to ensure a more precise treatment and guidance.
There are several levels of asthma severity: there are those who only notice a slight tingling when breathing, and there are those who suffer true suffocation and need oxygen and urgent treatment.
People who have asthma related to spring may also have tearing, red eyes, and rhinitis, i.e., runny nasal congestion. They can even appear alterations in the skin, such as small pimples, redness or itching.
Causes of Spring Asthma
The spring asthma is caused by an allergic reaction to pollen, which causes the bronchial tubes to become inflamed. Pollen and other “trigger” factors, such as moisture, chemical fumes, animal hair or mites, worsen asthma symptoms.
In addition to proper medical monitoring which is most advised to detect critical causes like the MTHFR mutation. There are many small things that you must take care of to avoid having an asthma attack due to an allergy to pollen:
- When the levels of pollen or contamination are very high, it is preferable to stay inside a facility, with the doors and windows closed. If necessary, you can use the air conditioning.
- If you want to participate in outdoor activities, it is best to do it first thing in the morning or after it has That’s when there is less pollen in the environment.
- Do not dry clothes outdoors: Moisture can cause pollen to stick to you, and provoke your reaction when you put it on.
- If you have a garden or pots on the terrace, avoid plants that release more pollen. You can ask your florist or specialist of the gardening shop to advise you.