Are You Living With Allergy Induced Asthma?
March 12, 2013 | By Rachel Leone
Wal-Mart.com USA, LLC

Research organizations in the United States estimate that there are over twenty million people currently suffering from asthma and asthma related health conditions. That means there's a good chance you or someone you know is living with this respiratory problem. Many people don't realize that there are different types of asthma, and that it's important to determine whether allergy induced asthma or exercise induced asthma is causing their current health troubles. Determining what activities or substances trigger your asthma episodes is the first step toward finding a natural remedy.



Learning the Causes of Allergy Induced Asthma

Spring and summer are the seasons when people want to be outdoors the most. Unfortunately, these are also the most difficult seasons for those that suffer from allergy induced asthma. Unlike exercise induced asthma, this type of respiratory condition is triggered by substances found in the natural living environment. Pollen from trees and flowers, which naturally becomes airborne in the spring and summer, along with smog and air pollution which are magnified in the warmer months, are the most common triggers for allergy induced asthma.





Looking for Signs of Allergy Induced Asthma

If your body is allergic to pollen and pollution, exposure to contaminated air can cause the airways to the lungs to swell and restrict, resulting in:

  • Sneezing
  • Nasal stuffiness
  • Runny nose
  • Itchy, watery, burning eyes
  • Itchy mouth or throat
  • Shortness of breath or only being able to take shallow breaths
  • Unexplained coughing or wheezingTrouble sleeping because of difficulty breathing
  • Tightness, pain, or sensitivity in the chest area

Asthma symptoms are becoming more common among young adults. If asthma is diagnosed, caretakers should be aware of the differences between exercise induced asthma and allergy induced asthma remedies.


Learning to Manage Exercise Induced Asthma

Most health experts agree that exercise is good for both the body and mind, and with an obesity epidemic preying on the younger adult generation, it's more important than ever for young people to get plenty of exercise. Unfortunately, people who suffer from exercise induced asthma might be forced to sit on the sidelines, because exercise requires the quick inhalation of large amounts of cooler, drier air, through the mouth. The lungs of people who suffer from exercise induced asthma will react to this change in temperature and humidity by swelling, thus creating restricted breathing.




Allergy Induced Asthma - Natural Remedies

If your body is allergic to pollen and pollution, exposure to contaminated air can cause the airways to the lungs to swell and restrict, resulting in:

  • Sneezing
  • Nasal stuffiness
  • Runny nose
  • Itchy, watery, burning eyes
  • Itchy mouth or throat
  • Shortness of breath or only being able to take shallow breaths
  • Unexplained coughing or wheezingTrouble sleeping because of difficulty breathing
  • Tightness, pain, or sensitivity in the chest area

No matter what triggers them, all allergic reactions in the body are caused by chemical imbalances that create irritation and result in swelling or inflammation. By taking a daily probiotic supplement, you'll be restoring the natural balance of healthy bacteria in your body and supporting natural defenses.* Though they are not considrered treatment, probiotics may help reduce symptoms related to asthma.* Speak to your doctor to see if probiotics can provide support for a healthier you.

The content material of this article or webpage is for educational and consumer information purposes only, under section 5 of DSHEA.

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