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Asthma-Proof Your Home

Asthma-Proof Your Home This Summer If you have little ones with asthma or suffer from it yourself, there are several ways you can prevent flare ups and asthma attacks by being vigilant around the home. What is asthma? Asthma is all to do with the tubes inside These irritants or 'triggers' cause the airways to narrow, an increase in phlegm and the surrounding muscles to contract. This leads to wheezing, chest tightening, coughing and shortness of breath, or in extreme cases - an asthma attack. There are 5.4 million people in the UK suffering from asthma each year - including 1.1 million children*. This time of year is worse for asthma sufferers as the extreme heat and a high pollen count, can aggravate symptoms. the lungs called bronchi, whose job is to carry air in and out. When you have asthma these become inflamed and hypersensitive when exposed to certain irritants. The Key Triggers This time of year is worse for asthma sufferers as the extreme heat can lead to an increase in humidity levels which, together with a high pollen count, can aggravate conditions for asthma sufferers. The main allergens for asthmatics include pet hair, mould, dust, strong odours and cigarette smoke. Read on to find out how you can reduce these in your home. Common Household Asthma Triggers Pets Fragrance Dust Mites Cleaning Chemicals Cigarette Smoke Mould III Beko Top Tip #1 Beko Top Tip #3 Increased dampness in your home can attract mould and dust mites. Investing in a Beko Tumble Dryer instead of air-drying your clothes on a rack will reduce the amount of moisture in the air. Choose home appliances with innovative features to reduce allergens in the home. For example, Beko's WMB61631S Washing Machine has a special pet hair reduction function which adds a pre-wash and extra rinsing steps to your cycle. beko Beko Top Tip #2 Beko Top Tip #4 Beko's Cooker Hoods can also help eliminate dampness in the home by extracting steam as well as cooking smells - both of which can trigger an asthmatic reaction. How To Create A Safe Environment For Asthma Sufferers While Beko's self-cleaning ovens eliminate the need for harsh cleaning chemicals. .... Wheezing Coughing Shortness of Breath Rapid Heartbeat Tight Chest Drowsiness Reactions

Asthma-Proof Your Home

shared by writergirl on Nov 08
Summer months can be an enjoyable time for most; holidays are planned and days stay later for longer. However for those prone to asthma and allergies, summer months can bring pollen and for those wit...


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