Asthma attacks can be triggered when the weather and seasons change, whether it’s the emergence of warmer weather, thunderstorms or cooler temperatures – which we’ll experience as we start to move into Autumn. Cold or damp air can enter the airways and trigger them to go into spasm, explains Asthma UK, causing asthma symptoms like coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and tightness in the chest. The charity adds: “During cold, damp weather there are also more mould spores in the air, which can trigger asthma symptoms too.” For asthma sufferers who feel worse as we move into autumn, Mahmuda Khatun, Medical Expert at Instant eCare has some top tips that will help to deal with the sudden change in temperature.
The NHS advises: “See your GP if you think you or your child may have asthma.
“Several conditions can cause similar symptoms, so it’s important to get a proper diagnosis and correct treatment.
“Your GP will usually be able to diagnose asthma by asking about symptoms and carrying out some simple tests.”