Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 22, 2013
May is declared National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). Online retailer, Allergy Asthma Technology, wants to remind individuals about Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, as well as to provide information about asthma and allergy conditions.
The AAFA is a non-profit organization in the United States that informs individuals about asthma and allergies, while also providing support to those that suffer from their symptoms. The organization also carries out charity events in order to raise money for research to find cures and improved treatments for such conditions. Throughout the month of May, AAFA hosts a variety of events all over the country in order to support those with asthma and allergies, educate on the illnesses, and raise funds for the organization. AAFA uses a portion of those funds to carry out a research project regarding their annual report of the 100 most challenging places for asthma and allergy sufferers to live in the U.S.
Allergies can come in many forms. Individuals may be allergic to various types of foods, animals or insects, certain chemicals contained in everyday items, and pollen from the plants and trees outdoors. According to the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology, an allergic reaction occurs when a person’s immune system detects “an otherwise harmless substance as an invader.” Symptoms of an allergic reaction vary depending on the substance the individual is allergic to ranging from minor symptoms to life threatening symptoms.
The most common, and usually the least harmful, allergens are seasonal, produced by trees and plants. Seasonal allergy symptoms, also known as “hay fever,” most likely occur during spring, summer or fall--depending on the type of pollen a person is allergic to. Trees tend to bloom and pollinate during the spring, grass and weeds during the summer, and ragweed and mold in the fall. Seasonal allergy symptoms are very similar to that of the common cold, including sneezing, runny nose, stuffed nose, sore throat and cough, as well as itchy or watery eyes. If an individual tends to get sick around the same time every year, it is most likely seasonal allergies.
Asthma is a chronic disease that affects many individuals. A person with asthma is easily triggered by certain substances or physical activity in which the airways to their lungs become swollen, causing breathing difficulties. Symptoms of asthma include wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. As with allergies, there are different types of asthma. An individual could have sports induced, or exercise induced, asthma in which they have breathing issues when participating in physical activity. Others may receive asthma symptoms when exposed to allergens.
There are many ways to relieve the symptoms associated with these conditions. In order to learn more about asthma and allergy and find out ways to participate in National Allergy and Asthma Awareness Month, individuals can visit the AAFA website (http://www.aafa.org).
Located in Morton Grove, IL, Allergy Asthma Technology has been helping allergic and asthmatic individuals by providing products to help with symptoms for over 40 years. The company continually searches for medically approved allergy and asthma products that will help their customers lead a healthier life. The company offers all types of anti-allergen products from allergy-free bedding to allergy-free furnace filters. Allergy Asthma Technology is dedicated to helping enhance their customer’s quality of life by providing important information, premium products, and quality customer service.