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Cold air brings asthma woes

Asthma is a common condition, affecting close to 19 million American adults and more than 7 million children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Even though asthma is so prevalent, there is no permanent way to curb its effects, and certain triggers in nature, such as changing of seasons, can negatively impact sufferers. 

Winter is one season in which asthma patients can feel a bit more out of breath due to breathing in colder air on a regular basis. NBC affiliate WGEM reports that despite the fact that most people can't avoid dealing with dropping temperatures in the colder months, there are ways to help people with asthma feel better. 

Dr. Lane Real told the news station one of the best ways for sufferers to breathe better in winter is to wear a scarf over their nose and mouths to help warm up the air they're taking in. People should also take their inhalers along with them no matter if they're running to the store or are just going for a brisk walk - when it comes to asthma it's better to be safe than sorry. Another option for keeping breathing under control in the winter is to invest in a medical grade home air purifier like the Airgle PurePal AG800 to ensure a sufferer is breathing in fresh air that is free from allergens and other pollutants in the house.