Americans spend up to 90% of their time indoors. Therefore, indoor allergens and irritants can play a significant role in triggering asthma attacks. It’s important to identify and recognize potential asthma triggers in the indoor environment and reduce your exposure to those triggers.
Asthma makes breathing difficult for more than 22 million Americans. Asthma symptoms, which include coughing, wheezing, and chest tightness, are common in an asthma attack. Sometimes asthma is called bronchial asthma. Asthma in children is on the rise, but with proper treatment for symptoms of asthma, kids and adults can live well.
Creating a healthier indoor home air environment is important for anyone, but especially for those affected by asthma. IAQ Solutions can help you with an indoor allergen and asthma trigger screening of your home. This investment will yield a wonderful dividend—fewer asthma flare-ups and, hopefully, a decreased need for asthma medications.
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Asthma is a serious, sometimes life-threatening respiratory disease that affects the quality of life for millions of Americans. Although there is no cure for asthma yet, asthma can be controlled through medical treatment and management of environmental triggers. US EPA.
As pediatric asthma has increased over years, early diagnosis of pediatric asthma is important. Most of the time children breathe normally with asthma. Because children’s airways are narrower than adults triggers that cause only a slight response in an adult can be much more serious in children. In children, the symptoms can be severe and appear suddenly.
Childhood Asthma is the most common chronic disease among children.
Childhood Asthma is the number of children with asthma has risen about 75 percent since 1982. In 1996, 4.4 million children, or 6 percent of the U.S. population under 18 years of age, had asthma.
Childhood Asthma is one of the highest-ranked causes of pediatric hospitalizations in the United States.
Childhood Asthma is the leading cause of missed school days due to a chronic condition.
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When asthma symptoms appear and are diagnosed in adults older than 20, it is typically known as adult-onset asthma. About half of adults who have asthma also have allergies. At other times, adult-onset asthma may be the result of commonplace substances in work (called occupational asthma) or home environments, and the asthma symptoms come on suddenly.
What is the difference between childhood asthma and adult-onset asthma?
While they are in the minority, roughly 10% to 20% of adults with asthma developed their asthma as an adult. As this is less common, the diagnosis of adult-onset asthma can be more tricky to diagnose. Some adults will, instead, be given a diagnosis of chronic bronchitis.
Adults tend to have lower lung capacity (the volume of air you are able to take in and forcibly exhale in one second) after middle age because of changes in muscles and stiffening of chest walls. This decreased capacity may cause doctors to miss the diagnosis of adult-onset asthma.
Typically, adult-onset asthma patients are unlikely to "outgrow" their asthma and are somewhat more likely to require daily controller medications. A recent study showed that, in contrast to childhood asthma, only 5% of individuals with adult-onset asthma went into remission (when they no longer need treatment for their asthma).
Women are more likely than men to develop asthma after the age of 20. This may be related to female hormones, as it has also been observed that many women with asthma will have more symptoms at the beginning of menstruation.
Compared to the differences in causes and diagnosis of asthma in adults, asthma treatment for adult-onset asthma is very similar to treatment for individuals with childhood-onset asthma.
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How can you prevent asthma triggers at home?
The most important thing you can do is to identify the asthma triggers in your home and then control those asthma triggers. The main asthma triggers that are in your home are dust mites, molds, pollens, pets, cockroaches, and household irritants.
By identifying and eliminating asthma triggers in your home, you’re taking an important step toward managing your asthma. But avoiding asthma triggers is not always easy. If your child's airways are already inflamed, they will be more sensitive to these airborne allergens and irritants and will respond to smaller amounts of them.
Since most asthma attacks in children are caused by an allergic reaction, there's a lot that parents can do to prevent or reduce asthma symptoms by limiting their child's exposure to allergens.
Reduce Humidity. Air out damp, humid areas frequently. Run a dehumidifier (if necessary) to keep humidity bellow 50% rh.
Clean Bathrooms often and keep them well ventilated. When bathrooms get damp from showers they can grow mold. Mold may be an asthma trigger for some people. Leaving a window open or running an exhaust fan when showering may reduce mold growth.
Limit Dust Exposure. Babies and toddlers spend eight to ten hours a day in their rooms, so removing dust from their immediate area is a great place to start. Here's how to cut down on the dust in your child's room.
Remove carpets and heavy drapes
Wash all bedding and stuffed animals frequently in hot water
Purchase allergen-barrier coverings for the pillows and mattresses
Keep Your Home Smoke Free. Ask people to smoke outside. Do not use wood burning stoves or fireplaces. If you must, do not sit close to them.
Buy Fragrance-Free Products. Items with strong scents such as perfumes and candles can irritate already sensitive airways. Ask family members to not wear strong fragrances.
Rid Your Home Free of Bugs, especially cockroaches. No one likes these visitors but for people with asthma they can be a trigger. Use bait traps and always keep food in sealed containers and the kitchen area clean. Use a professional extermination service if a problem persists.
Reduce or Eliminate the Pet Factor. Many kids are allergic to pet dander. It's best not to keep a pet at home if it triggers your child's reactions. If that's not possible, at least keep the cat or dog out of the baby's room.
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Are there Allergens in your Home?
More than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies. Some sufferers experience short-term seasonal allergies, while a growing number experience chronic, year-round allergic reactions.
Airborne allergens in the home air one of the most common causes for allergic reactions. Since many Americans spend up to 90% of their day in indoor environments it is essential to examine the air inside your home to identify what maybe causing chronic problems for you or your family.
Are there Asthma Triggers In Your Home? Asthma makes breathing difficult for more than 22 million Americans.
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