Millions of people suffer year-round from symptoms caused by indoor allergens, such as dust mites, pet dander, and mold, according to the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology. Fortunately, there are ways to identify and create an allergy-free home.
When you hear the phrase “seasonal allergies,” most people think about bouts of sneezing and watery eyes brought on by pollen in the spring or fall. But for a lot of people, winter months and the seasonal allergies they induce can be just as (if not more) aggravating. While there may not be flowers blooming outside, the threat of encountering particular allergy triggers is a very real problem—especially around the holiday season—for more people than you probably realize. Whether you think you may be suffering from seasonal allergies and want more information or are playing host and want to be conscious of guests who may have holiday allergies and asthma, here is a rundown of common culprits from Arrowhead Health Centers. [Read more…]
Lina De Florias of 3TV joined Dr. Janice Johnston, Medical Director at Arrowhead Health Centers, to discuss bug bites and how you can tell if a bug bite is serious. During the Arizona summers, there’s an abundance of mosquitoes and scorpions that may be of threat to you or someone you know. Most people get small swelling bumps when they are bitten by a mosquito, spider, or ant. This is due to a small allergic reaction to a bug’s saliva that is non-threatening but a nuisance nonetheless. You should start to worry about your bug bite if your small bump transgresses into welts or hives. If you experience a shortness of breath or a racing heartbeat, these are also signs of a dangerous bug bite reaction. [Read more…]
Sports induced asthma is nothing to scoff at. Anyone suffering from the ailment knows that a sudden flare-up can be frustrating to the say the least. If you’re wondering if you should avoid exercise because you have sports induced asthma, the answer is NO. We’ll give you 5 tips on managing your asthma so you can continue to enjoy sport and life.
If I Have Sports Induced Asthma, Should I Avoid Exercise?
In short, you don’t have to avoid exercise if you get sports induced asthma. Exercise is a key element of health. Luckily, there are exercises and measures you can take to prevent asthma attacks. In fact, there are plenty of athletes that compete with asthma including Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Jerome Bettis, and Greg Lougan. Rather than be limited, employ these precautions to help manage sports induced asthma. [Read more…]