Asthma is a leading cause of school absenteeism, accounting for 30% of all missed school days or about 14 million absences each school year.
During the winter, getting enough exercise is one of the first areas we overlook, but it’s critically important for strengthening growing hearts and lungs and preventing obesity.
During the summer, higher levels of air pollution, sudden weather shifts and even thunderstorms can trigger asthma symptoms.
Asbestos has also made its way into children’s products such as crayons, makeup and molding clay. Be aware of what’s in the toys and products you buy.
At this time of year, we see a wave of children with respiratory challenges – such as asthma and bronchiolitis – coming to us for help.