Allergies Can Lead To Asthma Attacks

Allergies Can Lead To Asthma Attacks

          Pollen allergy affects millions of people in the United States. They will suffer from stuffy nose and watering eyes. However, what these people do not know is that allergies can lead to asthma.

          The good news is that a new drug has been developed for people who suffer from allergic asthma. Although the drug is expensive and difficult to use, it can bring about relief.

          It is estimated that around 17 million Americans suffer from asthma. This is a chronic respiratory disease causing wheezing, tightness in the chest, cough and problems with breathing. Every year, around 5,000 people die due to an asthma attack, another 2 million require emergency health care and around half million people need hospitalization due to the severity of the attack.

          Doctors know that the number of asthma patients has increased in the US. But, they do not know why. However, they also know that the number of patients suffering from allergies has also increased simultaneously.

          An asthma attack can be set off by just about anything. However, it has been found that nearly 60 percent of the attacks are caused due to allergens like pet dander, dust mites and cockroach debris. However, once spring starts, the number of asthma attacks is known to increase. This would explain why the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America is trying so hard to educate people on the link between asthma and allergies.

          Usually the symptoms for asthma and allergies are the same. This is the reason why most people do not realize that they are suffering from allergic asthma. So, if you are prone to allergies, you should take steps to prevent onset of asthma.

Allergies Can Lead To Asthma Attacks