Many people find that their asthma symptoms get worse at work. This can be due to cleaning sprays, house dust mites, small particles in the air, or even working outdoor if you experience hay fever.
The Asthma Society of Ireland Hayfever Campaign is kindly supported by ALK. As part of the campaign, the Asthma Society pollen tracker will provide daily updates on pollen levels around Ireland including regional prediction levels for the current and following day.
‘Pollen Season’ runs from now until September, and people with asthma are advised to ensure their asthma and hayfever are well managed. The pollen tracker can help people to recognise the days when they need to take additional precautions to manage their asthma and hayfever.
Our Pollen Tacker will run from April 2021 to August 2021.
Many asthma triggers can be found in the home. As we spend up to 90% of our time indoors, this can have a significant impact on asthma symptoms.
Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. This is doubly true for people with asthma. Exercise can even help improve lung capacity and reduce asthma symptoms.
Speak to your doctor, nurse or midwife about how you can keep your symptoms under control during pregnancy and labour. This is also a good time to update your Asthma Action Plan, or create one with your healthcare professional.
If you have asthma and are getting ready to sit an exam this year, it is important that you get your symptoms under control as early as possible.
People are often surprised to find out they’ve developed asthma later in life but it’s not unusual. Regardless of your age, it's important to ensure your asthma is well looked after and under control.