How to Manage & Prevent Asthma Triggers This Spring

How to Manage & Prevent Asthma Triggers This Spring

Spring is a favorite time of year for many people. Flowers blooming, temperatures finally warming up, spring break – there’s a lot to love! Unfortunately, there’s also a lot of ragweed, mold, and a host of other asthma triggers, which can make the spring not so lovable for many people. Find out more about asthma triggers and how stem cell therapy for asthma can keep you breathing easy all year round.

Spring Asthma Triggers

1. Ragweed

In Texas, it is almost always ragweed season, but spring can be especially bad, especially for asthma sufferers. To avoid aggravating your asthma, try to stay indoors as much as possible between mid-morning and late afternoon. Antihistamine allergy medication can reduce the chance of flares. Use saline nasal sprays to rinse pollen out of your nose and consider adding an in-home air filter to reduce the amount of pollen in your home.

2. Mold

Mold in the air sounds particularly unpleasant, and for asthma and allergy sufferers that’s especially true. This is because it’s usually damp and humid, which means the perfect storm for mold growth. As the weather warms up and spring rains fall, wet leaves and foliage also mean mold growth. Limit your exposure to mold by keeping your windows closed and using a dehumidifier if your home is humid. If you have to work in the yard, wear a mask to keep pollen out of your nose and lungs. Shower after working outside to wash away mold and other pollen that collects on your clothes.

3. Cold Air

For many people living with asthma, cold air is a trigger for an asthma attack. This is because cold air causes constriction of the airways, which makes it harder for you to breathe. Even though spring brings warmer temps, it can still get chilly. Keep a scarf on hand to wrap around your mouth and nose to warm the cold air before you breathe it in.

4. Colds and Viruses

Spring is a common time for colds and flus to crop up, which can cause respiratory distress for people living with asthma triggers. Increase hand washing to protect yourself from illness-causing germs.

Contact Innovations Medical to Learn How Stem Cell Therapy for Asthma Can Help

If you experience asthma flareups, you may find yourself needing your inhaler more often. You may also find that this treatment only gives you temporary relief, which can leave you frustrated and prevent you from enjoying your favorite spring activities.

Dr. Johnson gives people living with asthma long-term relief using fat stem cell therapy. Fat stem cell therapy reduces lung inflammation, which allows you to breathe easier. Fat stem cells can also help regenerate new, healthy lung stem cells.

Patients who undergo fat stem cell therapy from Innovations Stem Cell for their asthma may experience less frequent asthma attacks.

For more information about treating your asthma with stem cell therapy, call Dr. Johnson at 214-643-8665.