Mold Removal Unit
The Facts about Mold and Asthma
Fuzzy and nasty – that would be fungus, more commonly known as mold. It reproduces itself by releasing microscopic spores into the air, an occurrence that can cause significant health problems to people with mold sensitivities, respiratory conditions, or asthma. In order to ensure that your home is safe from mold and your body remains in good health, be knowledgeable about the facts regarding mold and asthma.
Mold is everywhere
Because mold spores are microscopic, they can work their way into your comfortable home through air conditioning units, windows, doors, and heating and ventilation systems. Mold spores thrive in damp basements, so they often set up shop there.
Mold can worsen asthma and other respiratory conditions
If you or a member of your household experiences a boost in the severity of wheezing and coughing, an amplified tightness during an asthma attack, or an increase in the frequency of attacks, it is recommended that you consider being tested by a physician in order to determine if mold allergy asthma is the culprit.
Mold allergy asthma symptoms
While mold allergy asthmatic symptoms have a lot in common with other run-of-the-mill allergies, some particular clues can help determine whether mold is the cause. For instance, allergy-triggering pollens are at their highest level during the day. In contrast, mold spores are released at night, often hours after you have hit the sack.
Consequently, if you or family members are awakened during the night by respiratory problems such as congestion, a runny nose, coughing, or wheezing, mold spores may be responsible for the discomfort.
To confirm with 100% certainty that mold is the cause of your allergy, contact a medical professional to undergo a mold allergy test. Remember, asthma symptoms are serious and require prompt medical care.
Mold allergies can be prevented
In addition to professional mold testing, simple steps can be taken to make your home less hospitable to fungus spores.
If you are moving into a new home or apartment, it is recommended that qualified professionals be hired to test for the presence of potentially dangerous molds in your new living quarters. You owe it to yourself and your family to ensure that your home is a safe and healthy environment, free from mold and asthma attacks.
Written by Gary Martin
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