If you can’t get a breath, nothing else matters. People with asthma symptoms can struggle to breathe easily. And that can affect everything they do, from their activities and job performance to sleep quality.
May 5 is World Asthma Day, a great time to learn more about this chronic condition and who is at risk. If you or someone you know has asthma, these non-medical tips may help you avoid attacks:
Stay away from tobacco smoke, a top asthma trigger.
Avoid or limit contact with furry animals and birds.
Keep floors clean, especially ones covered with carpet.
Try to stay away from strong scents in perfumes, room sprays and flowers.
Wear a mask when gardening outdoors or dusting indoors.
Use dust-free covers on your mattress and bed pillows.