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How To Protect Yourself From Getting An Asthma During The Winters

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance.

  Asthma attacks occur more frequently during the winters.


Asthma attacks occur more frequently
during the winters.

Asthma is a condition related to the inflammation or swelling up of the small air passages which causes the production of mucus that ultimately, blocks the small air passages. During an asthma attack, it is these airway passages that constrict and consequently this decreases the oxygen that is provided to the lungs which further cause difficulty in breathing.

Throughout the winter season, individuals who have asthma are at a greater propensity to catch a cold or flu.  In order to ensure that your lungs are in top condition for the winters, take a look at the following recommendations.

Regularly get your lungs checked

The most ideal way to find out the health of your lungs is by getting a lung function test, also known as Spirometry. This test will also help you determine whether or not you need to alter your regular protocol for managing asthma

Keep yourself protected catching other illnesses

Not always is asthma caused due to genetic reason. Instead at times simply allergies, exposure to cooler climate, pollen, hay fever etc can cause symptoms of asthma. Keep a note of things that trigger your asthmatic condition and protect yourself appropriately from these triggers.

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Health Problems Caused Due To Stress

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance.

Stress can lead to many serious health problems.

Stress can lead to many serious
health problems.

Listed below are a few major health problems that are caused due to being stressed:

Stress leads to asthma. Stress is known to really exacerbate asthma. Some researchers state that a pregnant mother suffering from chronic stress puts her baby at a risk for developing asthma. The study also suggests that parents, who are frequently stressed out, put their kids at risk for being stressed as well and ultimately at risk for developing asthma.

Stress can make you pack on the pounds. Stress tends to make you simply obese. Stress forces our bodies to release the hormone cortisol in excessive amounts and this is the culprit for one putting on extra weight particularly in the abdomen area. Moreover, excess fat in the belly tends to pose greater health risks than fat on the lower body.

Stress causes heart disease. Researchers suggest that stressed out individuals are at a higher risk of suffering from high blood pressure, irregular heartbeats, stroke, heart attack and other heart problems. Additionally, stress seems to have a straight effect on blood vessels and the heart. Stress can lead to other problems that can indirectly affect your heart such as smoking, drinking etc.

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