It’s Spring! We made it out of winter with very little coldness and now it’s time to frolic in fields of sunflowers once again. Except of course, if you have allergies or asthma and aren’t able (or sure how) to manage it properly. No frolicking for you.
Unless you can get a handle on said asthma and allergies of course. Which is what we’re here today to discuss. Asthma in particular, and how you can be asthma aware this season, learn to use your inhaler properly and get on out there for some (probably long overdue) frolicking.
Now perhaps you’ve never been informed of the potential severity of asthma but understanding the triggers and symptoms could save your life, or the life of someone close to you.
It’s a chronic respiratory disease that inflames and narrows the airways causing breathing difficulties. More often than not, asthma develops in early childhood, but the disease can occur at any age.
Spotting early signs and symptoms is the most important factor in treating asthma and of course, there are a few major ones to look out for. Breathlessness, wheezing, tightness in the chest and continuous coughing are the major ones. Symptoms occur most often at night, early in the morning or during and just after activity.
Something that will of course be a huge help, is knowing how to use your inhaler correctly. Sounds simple enough but according to Chempro Chemists, 90% of people aren’t using their inhaler correctly which is surprising and also frustrating for those of us who are living with asthma.
Never fear though, the team at Chempro Chemists are here to help.
They’re offering FREE inhaler technique checks across all their stores right now, so if you’re not sure you’re doing it right; all you need to do is pop in quickly and find out.
Spring is obviously a time when allergies and asthma are more prevalent due to the pollens in the air, all of the flowers and storms whipping up both, so it’s very important right now to keep your health in mind.
And before you know it, you’ll be out amongst those wildflowers having the time of your life.
STORY SPONSORED BY CHEMPRO CHEMISTS