Poor air quality can have a significant impact on health. This is especially true in individuals with chronic health conditions. People with asthma and other respiratory conditions are especially prone to problems when air quality is poor.

​There are, however, ways we can help lessen breathing problems in people with asthma, and related conditions, in spite of poor air quality. The most important thing is to maintain good control of asthma. People whose asthma is poorly controlled at the time of exposure to air pollution are probably more likely to have their asthma flare in response to the poor air quality. At times when the air quality is poor, it is often best to minimize outdoor activities such as exercise.

An app like “myAir” can be very helpful at tracking air quality. For more information on this app, please click link. http://kutv.com/news/top-stories/stories/new-app-makes-bad-air-exercise-days-thing-past-11873.shtml.

If you or a family member suffers from asthma and related problems, work with your asthma/allergy specialist in order to optimize control of your breathing problems. Feel free to contact us to see what we can do to help.