Asthma could be on the increase as a result of climate change. Dr Kent Pinkerton of the University of California has warned how global warming will change the air quality in the environment and this will have a detrimental effect on anyone who is vulnerable to respiratory disease.
Asthma inflames the airways, which are the tubes that carry the air to and from your lungs when they become swollen the tubes narrow and the air has difficulty passing through. Asthma causes the chest to tighten and wheezing, this is followed by shortness of breath, which can be chronic.
Treatment consists of relievers and preventers.
Air pollution causes asthma attacks and asthma sufferers should be aware of the air quality in their area. Traffic produces ozone which is an asthma trigger as well as pollen, dust, ash and smog.
During a meeting between eminent lung doctors and top climate change scientists the impact of global warming on our health was discussed in detail.
Treatments as you have seen include Inhalers, tablets and injections, however, although asthma can be controlled, unfortunately it cannot be cured and therefore asthma sufferers need to be vigilant to the environmental changes effecting the air that they breath.
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