New Delhi, (Delhi), [India], 19 July (ANI/BusinessWire India): The monsoon brings great relief for most people. For asthma sufferers, showers are an ordeal as they worsen their condition, providing a much-needed respite from the intense heat of summer. Seasonal exacerbation of asthma is a well-known phenomenon.
Asthma is a disease that can be triggered by an allergic reaction to allergens such as mold/fungus, furry pets, house dust mites and viral infection. The monsoon is one of the biggest triggers. Less sunlight during the rainy season can lead to vitamin D deficiency, which is one of the factors that contribute to exacerbation of asthma attacks. The cold environment during monsoons can also contribute to worsening asthma signs and symptoms. Moisture in the environment causes fungus and can trigger allergies, leading to an asthma attack. Additionally, the season also increases the likelihood of viral infections and can trigger allergens and cause symptoms to worsen. Dr Bhagwan Mantri, Pulmonologist at Moolchand Hospital, New Delhi, said, “There is a significant increase in asthma admissions in every monsoon, especially in children. In the current scenario, when patients do not regularly go to the hospital or consult doctors, they keep asthma under control. exacerbation becomes very important. It becomes more important to keep a tab on asthma and to keep good advice on hand for managing asthma during monsoons. Wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath are all symptoms of asthma, a chronic respiratory disease. due to inflammation of the airways in the lungs. A person suffering from asthma is They experience narrowing in their pathways, which makes it difficult for patients to breathe normally.” Chest Diseases Consultant at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai. According to Sumeet Singhania, “Visits to the emergency room for the treatment of asthma attacks are more frequent during the rainy season, increasing one to two months after the annual increase in humidity and a decrease in the dry season. This correlation raises the possibility of a causal relationship with the spread of house dust mites and viral infection. So it’s important to get good advice from doctors for good breathing to manage asthma during monsoons.”
Here are a few more reasons that make the monsoon season a particularly difficult time for people with asthma:
1. There is a possibility of increased viral infection during monsoons. Various viruses and bacteria enter the environment. Colds and flu are common during the rainy season, making it difficult for asthma sufferers.
2. Increased fungus. constant rain increases the growth of fungi in the surrounding area. These fungi/molds multiply for various reasons such as humidity in the rainy seasons. The negative effect is more visible at night.
3. House dust mites are the most common allergen, which increases during monsoon season due to increased humidity. Cloudy weather means less sunlight, which causes sheets to dry out in too little sun, increasing the dust mite load.
How to manage asthma during monsoon –
* Avoid triggers* Keep inhaler handy* Consult doctors* Take your medication regularly as prescribed by doctor
Despite the increasing prevalence, asthma remains one of the poorly controlled diseases. Inhalers have emerged as an effective treatment for managing asthma compared to oral therapy. With inhalers, the medicine reaches the lungs directly instead of flowing through the bloodstream and other organs of the body. Thus, fewer drug doses are required and therefore fewer side effects. Don’t let asthma get you down this monsoon season, control it with inhalation therapy. Reference:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4214003/ Disclaimer – Published in the public interest for general awareness and is not intended or implied to replace professional medical advice or any treatment/treatment. medical condition. The opinions expressed are independent opinions based on studies from original sources. Please consult your doctor/Registered Medical Practitioner before starting any treatment/medication/inhaler use.
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