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What are allergy and asthma?

Asthma and allergies often go hand-in-hand. Asthma is a disease of the branches of the windpipe (bronchial tubes), which carry air in and out of the lungs.

Allergic asthma is a type of asthma that is triggered by an allergy (for example, pollen or mold spores). According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, half of the 20 million Americans with asthma have allergic asthma.

What Are the Early Warning Signs of an Asthma Attack?

Early warning signs start before the more prominent symptoms of asthma and are the earliest signs that a person's asthma isworsening. Early warning signs and symptoms of an asthma attack include:

•Frequent cough, especially at night
•Losing your breath easily or shortness of breath
•Feeling very tired or weak when exercising, in addition to wheezing, coughing, or shortness of breath
•Decreases or changes in peak expiratory flow, a measurement of how fast air comes out of the lungs when you exhale forcefully
•Signs of a cold or other upper respiratory infections, or allergies
•Difficulty sleeping
•Chest tightness, pain, or pressure
If you have any of these asthma symptoms, seek our anti-dust mite service as soon as possible to prevent experiencing a severe asthma attack.