Lung Health — Allergies & Asthma 

March Health Focus: Week 4

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Allergic reactions are a type of immune response and the most common symptoms affect the nose, sinuses, lungs, eyes, skin, and digestive system. The tendency to develop allergies runs in families. Allergies can appear at any age in children and adults. They can also go away for a while or for good. Unpredictable is the word. 

  

Overview of Allergies 

Food Allergy and Food Intolerance 

Treating Allergies with Over-The-Counter Medications 

 

Watch this video to learn how pet ownership protects us against allergies. 

  

Asthma is a chronic, inflammatory disorder of the airways affecting millions of people. Without proper management and quick treatment for asthma attacks, the disorder can be deadly. Asthma can be caused by allergies and impacts many people in the Spring. 

   

Overview of Asthma 

Treatment for Asthma 

 

Bad inhaler technique is common. Learn the correct way to use your inhaler to manage asthma or COPD symptoms. 

 

Proper Use of An Inhaler 

 

The air inside your house is often dirtier than you think, even dirtier than the air outside. An indoor air cleaner may help if you have allergies or asthma. 

 

Indoor Air Cleaners for Pollution, Asthma, and Allergies 

 

For those who suffer from allergies when outdoors, learn practical tips on exercising outside when the pollen levels are high.   

  

Pollen Tips for Active Exercisers 

    

Cook up something delicious!  

  

Wild Rice Pilaf with Pumpkin Seeds 

Orange-Glazed Roast Pork 

Cranberry Ginger Applesauce 

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