May is National Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month and SYNERGY HomeCare of Rochester would like to educate our friends more about this topic.
May is the peak season for allergies and asthma. Allergies are caused by the
overreaction of allergens in the immune system. Plant pollens carried in the wind are a major cause of allergies during the summer months. Individuals with asthma have airways that are obstructed that both cause triggers and flare-ups of the lungs. Exercises as well as outdoor allergens are two big causes of flare-ups for individuals with asthma.
One out of five individuals have allergies and 55% of the U.S. population test
positive for one of more allergens. 44% of children are hospitalized each year for asthma and 8% of the U.S. population has been diagnosed with asthma. Synergy HomeCare urges our friends to get allergy and asthma tested at your internal medicine doctor today if you are showing signs or symptoms of asthma or allergies.
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