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Omron Micro-Air Electronic Nebulizer System NE-U22V1
PARI LC Sprint Reusable Nebulizer Set
Medquip Penguin Nebulizer System
Handi-Air Tote Wheeled Oxygen Carrier
Respironics EasyLife Nasal CPAP Mask - no longer selling
Health-Ox Fingertip Pulse Oximeter
In the Atlanta metropolitan area, a study was conducted to determine an association between asthma and thunderstorms. The conductors of the study used information gathered from 41 hospitals in a 20 county area for the length of 10 years to concluded that asthma attacks increased by 3% on days following thunderstorms. This completely contradicts the idea that rain, especially thunderstorms, clear the air of asthma inducing pollen.
But What's Causing The Increase?
Fungal spores, another common asthma trigger, also have been shown as a main culprit for increasing asthma symptoms and emergency room visits after a thunderstorm. The fungal spores react in the same way as pollen particles, breaking up from colliding with the falling water and then spread throughout a wide area due to the storm’s gusty winds.
What Should I Do?
Thunderstorms are unavoidable, but an asthma attack as a result from a storm is. Knowledge of when the storm is coming will give you enough time to make the necessary preparations. And even if no storm is on the horizon, always keep track of how well your lungs are functioning by using a peak flow meter.
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