Winter weather can have a significant impact on Asthma symptoms.
People with Asthma should be especially careful in the winter as cold air is a major trigger of Asthma symptoms. A sudden change in temperature or poor air quality can also be a trigger.
Asthma symptoms include:
For more information please visit NHS Choices Asthma
With the onset of very cold weather, it's a good idea to make sure you, and your friends and family know what to do if you have an asthma attack; Asthma UK has some useful advice on their web page What to do in an Asthma attack. The charity also offers these top tips to help you control your asthma symptoms during the cold weather:
Check our weather forecasts regularly to stay one step ahead of the weather and look out for our Cold Weather Alerts on our website, Twitter feed and via weather forecasts on the TV and radio. Our Cold Weather alerts inform you when cold weather, snow or ice has been forecast to enable you to take the necessary precautions to stay safe and well.
Last updated: 29 April 2013