Asthma symptoms are affected by the onset of different seasons. Winter months are associated with cases of cold-induced asthma. Winter is a difficult period for people with asthma and here is how asthma symptoms become worse:
- Cold air is dry and will lead to production of histamine which triggers wheezing.
- Cold air increases mucus production leading to colds.
- Due to cold outside, you will more likely be indoors increasing exposure to mold, dust and pest dander which are likely to set off asthma symptoms.
Ensure that asthma is kept under control before winter arrives by visiting the doctor and having an asthma action plan.
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Mike Dilkes MS FRCS(ORL-HNS), FRCSEd, FRCS
Mike Dilkes ENT is based in Central, North, East and South London. Most of our consultations and treatments are carried out either at The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth or The London Independent Hospital. The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth is one of London's biggest and most prestigious private hospitals.
It is in St Johns's Wood, a leafy area of the west end, just north of Harley Street and Regent's Park. The London Independent Hospital is in Stepney Green, hidden away just behind Mile End Road, just to the East of the City of London. Formally The London Jewish Hospital, it is a purpose built modern building with full facilities, beautifully appointed rooms, state of the art laser systems and, in case anything goes wrong (it really shouldn't), a fully covered Consultant 24 hour ward and Intensive Care presence - the only private hospital in London to have this.