I live in Michigan, where the weather has a complete mind of its own with a serious attitude problem.
It can go from 55 to 75 overnight, leaving people with a cold, allergy flare-ups and for people who have asthma-like me, asthma flare-ups.
I’ve had asthma ever since I was small, and mine primarily begins to act up when the weather begins to transition into hot or cold, in dusty environments or when I exercise.
Strangely enough, I’m a fan of the cold. That usually shocks people, but for a couple of my fellow asthmatics out there, you understand why. The hotter it gets, the more difficult it is for me to breathe in the summer.
When it’s 80 plus degrees outside and I take that first step from my air-conditioned house to go sit in my car, it feels like I’m suffocating.
I reach for my inhaler in the summer much more frequently than I ever have to in the winter.
Here are some tips from one asthmatic, to another on what to watch out for this summer.
Yes, it sounds simple enough but depending upon where you are, humidity and hot weather make it very difficult for people with asthma to breathe unlike in dry hot places.