Different Climates and Asthma

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   Posted 4/25/2008 4:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Can different climates effect asthma? I have heard different things about this. I am wondering because asthma seems to have cropped up again since I moved to a damper climate, and I didn't have it in a dryer climate. Any personal stories or opinions?

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   Posted 4/25/2008 5:44 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi there,

I dont have asthma but my friend does and I know that when the weather is hot and the humidity is high her asthma is worse than when the weather is hot and the humidity is low so I guess its the difference in climate which causes the difference. Hopefully there will be someone who is more knowledgable about asthma coming along soon but hopefully I have helped a little!


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   Posted 4/26/2008 7:58 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't have asthma either, but my cousin does, and like Darren said, the himidity seems to effect it.

I hope that you don't have to move again because of it. I hope that the doctors can find you some relief.

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   Posted 4/26/2008 12:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Aww, thanks for the hugs.

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   Posted 4/26/2008 3:12 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Beachmom,

I do have asthma and for me the climate does affect my asthma. When its really humid or cold out side my asthma flairs up. Also when the air pressure outside changes like when a storm is coming in I also have problems.


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   Posted 4/28/2008 10:46 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Beach Mom

I have a son who has severe allergies to the elements and when he lived here in MN he suffered to the point of needing cortisone shots in spring and fall.
He now lives in Oregon, right on the ocean and he never has any problems. I would have to say yes, climate can affect asthma IMHO. 

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   Posted 4/29/2008 6:33 AM (GMT -6)   
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.
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   Posted 4/29/2008 11:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for all the replies.
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