Air Purifier is Good for Asthma Sufferers, Reducing Symptoms and Removing Pollutants from Inside the House

Suara.com – Asthma is a disease whose exact cause is unknown, but scientists suspect there is a combination of genetic and environmental factors.

Symptoms of asthma can include shortness of breath, wheezing, difficulty sleeping due to coughing or shortness of breath, and difficulty breathing when the respiratory system is infected, such as a cold or flu.

An asthma attack is a very dangerous condition of asthma, it occurs when the airways become inflamed and can swell to the point of not being able to breathe.

The muscles around the airways contract and produce excess mucus, which narrows the airways, putting more pressure on the respiratory system.

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There is no cure for asthma, but the condition can be controlled to prevent asthma attacks, reports Live Science.

Illustration of a humidifier or air purifier.  (Pixabay/asundermeier)
Illustration of an air purifier. (Pixabay/asundermeier)

In addition, asthma can also be managed by reducing exposure to air pollution, because symptoms are often exacerbated by poor air quality.

This is the point of an air purifier in the house, to clean the air in the house while reducing the amount of potentially dangerous asthma triggering pollutants.

Air purifiers can help asthma sufferers because there is a filtering system in them.

Good air purifiers usually contain one or more HEPA filters, which filter the air in your home to remove indoor pollutants, such as dust, pollen, mold spores, and other allergens.

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“Several studies of portable HEPA air purifiers have found improvements in one or more allergy and asthma symptoms,” said US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) spokeswoman Enesta Jones.

But before installing an air purifier in the house, Jones suggests consulting with a doctor to identify asthma triggers, because usually it will be different for each person.