May is here, with it comes sunny days, warmer weather and, allergy season in full swing! May is also Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. Did you know that May is peak season for asthma and allergy sufferers? The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and FilterStream are here to help you learn about the different types of asthma and allergies and to promote awareness for the millions of Americans who suffer from these conditions. As you join us this month we will be learning about air quality and how it affects different types of asthma and allergies, and Eosinophil. Asthma and Allergy Awareness month kicks off with Air Quality Awareness week, so let’s start there.
This week is Air Quality Awareness week. This week is designated to bring awareness and education to everyone. Air Quality is responsible for approximately 60,000 premature deaths each year in the United States alone. Approximately $150 Billion is spent each year in air quality related illness costs. It affects everyone in varying degrees including polluted lungs, clogged arteries, and allergic rhinitis. Filter stream is committed to bringing you the very best personal air purifiers. In honor of Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, FilterStream would like to encourage you to help improve outdoor air quality this week by carpooling, walking or riding your bike, and drive thru’s to prevent your car from idling for long periods of time. Do you have any tips on helping improve our outdoor air quality? Share your suggestions in the Facebook post for this article!
Asthma Awareness Day is May 3rd. Asthma is one of the most common and costly diseases today. Roughly 26 million Americans suffer from some type of asthma. These can include nocturnal, exercise induced, cough variant and occupational. Unfortunately, there is no cure for asthma. Despite not having a cure for asthma it does not have to stop you from living a fulfilling life. Many athletes suffer from asthma but they do not let it hold them back. If you suffer from asthma make sure you avoid your triggers, consult with your physician, and take any and all medications appropriately.
This first week of Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month is off to a great start! Join us next week for sinus allergies and how allergies can affect your asthma. It is going to be another big week, so be sure you don’t miss out. As always let us know what you think below! See you next week…