Asthma Awareness Week

Literally and figuratively

It’s spring time again!

And you know what we get lots of during spring? Of course, beautiful flora and fauna, but this is also the time where we get exposed to a lot of … pollens!

This week we celebrate Asthma Awareness and one of the main causes of asthma is pollens and allergens from our environment. Fun fact: Did you know that Australia is number one in the world for incidences of asthma

Listen in as Claire talks more about this, sharing with you some tips on how we can reduce these incidences further.

Source: AIHW

Asthma is a common chronic condition that affects the airways (the breathing passage that carries air into our lungs). The fundamental causes of asthma are not completely understood. The strongest risk factors for developing asthma are a combination of genetic predisposition with environmental exposure to inhaled substances and particles that may provoke allergic reactions or irritate the airways, such as:

viral respiratory infections
indoor allergens (for example, house dust mites in bedding, carpets and stuffed furniture, pollution and pet dander)
outdoor allergens (such as pollens and moulds)
tobacco smoke
chemical irritants in the workplace
air pollution
strong odours, such as perfume

As asthma is a chronic disease, it has to be cared for all the time, not just when symptoms are present. As previously mentioned, one of the causes is indoor allergens, like house dust mites, so it might be worth investing into a good vacuum that could cater to this. Recommended by The National Asthma Council of Australia & The German Asthma & Allergy Association, we’d definitely look into something like this!

source: AIHW

❗️From 7 to 0 pain level

Always happy to share some amazing work right here

From 7 to 0 pain level after ANF Therapy

Level 2 treatments underway. Client came in at a 7/10 pain left at 0/10. Watch the quality of her movement.

From 7 to 0 pain level

There’s lots and lots of studies being conducted in Australia that if you have young children, the best thing that you can do is have between one to five pets in the house.”

Well, you probably didn’t know this, right? But this is definitely one of the ways to reduce asthma!

I’m not talking about chickens running around pooping everywhere. I’m talking about cats, dogs, guinea pigs, rats – any animal that your child can get exposed to. Young has been proven time and time again in multiple studies to actually reduce their chances of developing asthma and reducing their chances of having allergies to things, so reduces hay fever and stuff like that as well.

Asthma is not an easy ordeal, but we can definitely find ways to reduce it’s incidences. A little change in lifestyle, minimizing exposure to asthma triggers, and recognizing signs when it is getting worse can help you do the trick.

Stay safe and awesome!

Latest Posts