My brother in law was diagnosed with asthmatic emphysema at age 4 about 50 years ago and wasn't supposed to live to see his teen years, his lungs were so bad. He had a very progressive physician who dragged him into adulthood and kept him going. All the time he was growing up he lived in Mid-Michigan with the industrial smog,(auto plants) and high humidity.
As an adult he moved to a university in the smoky mountains and realized immediate health benefits. He's now 55, lives in Utah in the mountains, and works as a tennis pro all summer, a ski instructor all winter and directs bicycle tours of the autumn colors in New Hampshire and Vermont in the fall. He is a top notch athlete and has his asthma under great control as long as he's in the mountains. When he comes back to Michigan for visits he is usually "sick" within hours of arriving. Yeah, I'd definitely say that climate can make a huge difference.
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
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