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National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month: Managing Symptoms and Living Well

National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month: Managing Symptoms and Living Well

National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month is observed in May to raise awareness about asthma and allergies and how to manage symptoms. Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways, causing wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing. Allergies occur when the immune system overreacts to a substance that is normally harmless, such as pollen, dust mites, or pet dander.

Managing asthma and allergies involves identifying triggers and taking steps to avoid them, as well as taking medications as prescribed by a healthcare provider. For asthma, this may include using an inhaler or taking oral medications. For allergies, this may include antihistamines, nasal corticosteroids, or allergy shots.

During National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, it’s important to educate yourself and others about these conditions and how to manage them effectively. By raising awareness and promoting education, we can help those with asthma and allergies live healthier, more comfortable lives. Join us in spreading awareness this May.