May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
An allergy is when your immune system reacts to a foreign substance - something you eat, inhale into your lungs or touch. Allergens or environmental triggers - such as smoke, mold, pet hair, and dust mites - entering the lungs trigger asthma symptoms. In severe cases, allergic reactions and asthma can be deadly. In the US, approximately 25 million people have asthma, and over 50 million people have allergies. By working with a medical professional, avoiding triggers and taking medication, those with asthma and allergies can manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life. To learn more, please click here.