In addition to the heat, the humidity gets my lungs a-twitchin'. Or maybe it IS the ozone, and I just didn't have a name for it until now. I know the other night I stepped outside at nearly 11 p.m., and it was an extremely humid 78 degrees. My lungs felt as though they'd been yanked out and stomped on. Thank goodness for air conditioning! How did people endure before it was invented?
Allergens, chemicals and strong scents are common triggers for the almost 25 million Americans with asthma. But high humidity can be just as troublesome. People with asthma have inflamed airways that are sensitive to things that may not bother other people. That’s why humidity, and all that comes with it, can be a problem for people with asthma. 1 Here are some reasons why. 1. Humid air feels harder to breathe in. Some believe moist air is heavier and harder to breathe. Heat and humidity...
Humidity does make me feel like the air is heavier/denser to breath and therefore my asthma feels worse when it is humid especially in the hot weather. Interesting points in the article. Good reminder about how the changes from going between hot and cold air temperatures can cause problems.
When we think of summer, we usually think of outdoor fun like swimming, cookouts, sporting events and going to the park. But with summer also comes a combination of heat and smog that can create bad air quality. Heat, air pollution and ragweed pollen create problems in the fall too. Since we spend more time outside in these warmer months, these combinations can be hard on your airways.
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