Winter and asthma 

Winter and asthma 

At first, we can recognize asthma and define it as a medical condition that affects the airways of the respiratory system, which causes difficulty in Inspiration and exhale due to the narrow airways of the lungs, like breathing through a thin straw,  

Also, asthma causes several symptoms, such as coughing and wheezing episodes, which vary in severity from person to person. 

Asthma is one of the chronic diseases that are unfortunately hardly treated, but its symptoms can be largely controlled, and here we will review the relationship of asthma patients in winter and the widespread symptoms and ways to prevent them!! 

The most common symptoms for asthma patients during winter: 

Winter comes with a negative impact on people with asthma, as symptoms worsen during the winter; due to many factors and stimuli at this time of the year, so what are they?! 

In general, winter is harsh for everyone, but for those with asthma, winter is a hard time for them, regarding their suffering with symptoms of shortness of breath in cold weather accompanied by wind, 

Also, staying in closed spaces is one of the essential causes for exacerbating this condition, 

Doctors believe that the main reason behind these difficulties is that inhalation of cold and dry air may irritate the respiratory corridors and thus cause convulsions in the contractions of responsible muscles about these corridors. 

In addition, the spread and ease of transmission of viruses causing colds and flu during the winter, allowing infection to reach the respiratory tract more simply and thus exacerbate symptoms and seizures. 

Prevention methods and tips: 

Although winter is hard for asthma patients, there are some tips and ways in which they can reduce the impact of symptoms on them, including: 

  • - Get the flu vaccine  
  • - Try to avoid asthma triggers in the air, such as mold and cold air 
  • - Reducing exercise in cold abscesses 
  • - Ensure that you wear appropriate clothes that do not cause sweat and help warm the body to protect the respiratory passages from cold air  
  • - Obligation to sterilize and wash hands regularly  
  • - Follow-up with the doctor and regular medication to prevent asthma attacks  
  • - Constantly ventilate the house to expel viruses and stay away from smoking  
  • - Use an air inhaler that reduces sensitivity to cold air  
  • - Do not sit close to the heater  


In any case of developments, do not hesitate to consult your doctor quickly to reduce the exacerbation of these seizures. 

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