Allergies occur when a person's immune system attacks harmless substances like pollen or pet dander. Asthma, although often triggered by allergies, is a blanket term used to describe a chronic respiratory disease in which the muscles surrounding the airway constrict and the lining of the airway becomes inflamed. This causes wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath.
Some people have asthma and no allergy symptoms, but for many, allergies can exacerbate asthma symptoms. Those who suffer from allergy-induced asthma need to be particularly diligent in keeping their homes as allergen free as possible.
One way to ensure a healthy home is using a high-quality air purifier like those offered by Fresh Air Pro. The IQAir HealthPro Plus is ideal for those with respiratory ailments like asthma. In addition to clearing the air of allergens like dust, pollen and pet dander, its HyperHEPA filters capture particles 0.003 microns in size, which is smaller than a virus.
Nearly 85 percent of asthma attacks are triggered by irritants in the home such as dust mites, mold, pests and pets, according to a recent article in MSN Health. If you have asthma, an air purifier may be just what you need to control your symptoms and breathe comfortably.