Weather can affect a number of health conditions, including asthma, allergies and even headaches. Here is how these three health conditions can be aggravated and affected by weather — and expert advice on what you can do about it.
Air quality and changing weather can sometimes wreak havoc on your ability to breathe. If you have a chronic lung condition, such as asthma or COPD, you may struggle even more with changing weather conditions. Here are some expert tips to help you breathe easier.
Aggressive treatment of allergies, whether with immunotherapy or sinus surgery, may help reduce the risk of developing a worse airway disease, like asthma.
If you greet the end of winter with a little bit of dread, it’s a safe bet that you have hay fever, also known as seasonal allergies. If this is you, the arrival of warm weather also is the onset of misery because of the sneezing, wheezing, coughing and itchy eyes that the arrival of … Read More
It can be found anywhere – on shower curtains, house siding or tree trunks. It grows in almost any color, and it thrives in damp, warm, humid places, sprouting up year-round. It’s mold, and if you’re exposed to it, you could develop breathing problems, from mild to severe. According to critical care pulmonologist Lamia Ibrahim, … Read More
Static in your hair or the sparks that fly when you touch someone or something in winter are sure signs the air in your house is too dry. Setting up a humidifier is the best bet for improving indoor air quality and your breathing, according to pulmonologist Katina Nicolacakis, MD. “When the air is dry, … Read More
Most people with chronic asthma experience asthma symptoms when they exercise. But many people who never experience asthma symptoms also can experience the same chest-tightening and shortness of breath when they work out – especially in cold weather. Working out in frigid temps is a stimuli for exercise-induced asthma. The culprit is cold, dry air. The symptoms … Read More
In winter or on a rainy day, an indoor pool can be just the way to get moving and to get your heart pumping. However, common chemicals in pool water that can get more concentrated indoors may make it harder on your lungs. “The main concern with indoor pools is the chlorine, which is used … Read More
We may not know the cause of the peanut allergy, but we’re getting closer to determining how to prevent it in kids. Results of a study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine found that early introduction of peanuts in children at high risk for peanut allergy could decrease their risk of becoming … Read More
Contributor: David Lang, MD, Chair of Department of Allergy and Immunology, Cleveland Clinic Aspirin can be very helpful in treating many conditions — from a headache to heart disease. However, when some people take this simple wonder drug, they experience one of a few types of adverse reactions, known as aspirin sensitivity. There are three groups of … Read More