Allergy season is not just one season of the year but, instead, can affect a patient during peak Fall seasons as well as Spring. If you are suffering from allergy induced asthma symptoms, it is important to understand not only how your doctor will treat the symptoms, but also what the underlying cause may be.
In many adults who suffer from allergy-related asthma complications, there is a risk for developing degenerative arthritis with age. When seasonal allergies are not well managed, the underlying cause of those allergies may worsen overtime – often resulting in greater sensitivity to the histamine receptors.
Histamine receptors are a biological component of our respiratory system that is activated when we come into contact with an allergen. With seasonal allergies, when we are exposed, the histamine receptors activated, histamine is released, and inflammation and irritation in the lungs, throat, eyes, ears, and nose may ensue. Learning how to effectively control the histamine receptors’ response to allergens will go along way in minimizing risks for degenerative asthma development.
When speaking with your doctor about your allergy induced asthma symptoms, you will want to find out how to treat the immediate, and short-term, symptoms but also find out what long-term preventative care your doctor can order. Typically, with regular use of maintenance allergy medications orally, coupled with use of inhalers on a daily basis, you can ward off allergy induced asthma symptoms in the long term.
While not all doctors are willing to prescribe preventative medicine for seasonal allergies, there are many who will. Therefore, if you find that your doctor is not willing to work with you on the long term preventative treatment, in addition to short term treatment, then consider a second opinion with a doctor who will. Ultimately, this is the best way to prevent seasonal allergy asthmatic complications as well as prevention methods for degenerative asthma as well.
Asthma is a common health complication among adults and children and often can not be prevented. With the right daily health care, you can minimize your short term and long term symptoms.
Sources: ABC of Asthma, Allergies and Lupus, by F. Batmanghelidj