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Posted on April 23rd, 2020
People who have asthma, one of the most common respiratory conditions in the world, should carefully choose their mattress, as regular mattresses are susceptible to collecting large amounts of dust, which is a known irritant and can trigger asthma attacks. A hypoallergenic mattress is the best option.
Asthma, a chronic respiratory disease which causes inflammation and narrowing of the airways, occurs in over 25 million Americans. It is a very common health problem which can be successfully kept under control with medication such as corticosteroids, theophylline and ipratropium, also known as bronchodilators. Their purpose is to relax the muscles around the airways so that the person can breathe normally and stop experiencing difficulty breathing or shortness of breath.
However, while asthma is a highly prevalent condition, it can be fatal, as it causes 10 deaths every day throughout the country, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Therefore, avoiding irritants such as dust mites, pollen or tobacco smoke should be a priority for asthma sufferers.
It is worthy of note that numerous people who have a history of asbestos exposure, such as veterans and former industrial workers, are often misdiagnosed with asthma when they actually have a disease which is the consequence of asbestos exposure. For this reason, it is very important to seek a second opinion from a medical professional who specializes in diagnosing and treating asbestos-related diseases. The medical experts we collaborate with have vast knowledge concerning diseases which stem from occupational or military asbestos exposure and they will be able to assign you a correct diagnosis, so we strongly advise you to contact our law firm if your diagnosis is asthma and have a history of asbestos exposure.
Oftentimes, people who are initially assigned a diagnosis of asthma suffer, in fact, from asbestosis. Not only will seeking a second opinion provide you with a correct diagnosis, but it may also qualify you for filing a claim to recover the compensation you deserve from asbestos trust funds and, if you are a veteran, from the VA as well. With 30 years of professional experience, our attorneys, who specialize in pursuing asbestos exposure cases, will provide you with the legal assistance you need to obtain the money you are entitled to.
One of the objects which may pose a danger to people who have asthma is their mattress, as it can easily collect dust over time, which is a major trigger for asthma attacks. Furthermore, mattresses can also gather mold, pollen, animal dander, dust mites and cockroach droppings, all of which are irritants. This is why you should replace your mattress every 7 years or even more often is you suffer from asthma.
Nevertheless, the mattress of your choice should be suitable for your condition, as there are numerous substances and materials in mattresses which can trigger asthma attacks by themselves, such as polyester, polyurethane foams and toxic fire retardants. For this reason, you should choose a hypoallergenic mattress, as they are especially manufactured to meet the needs of people who struggle with asthma. They do not contain any irritants and are also designed to gather a minimum amount of dust, pollen, bacteria, fungus and animal dander.
If you have asthma, we highly recommend you an organic mattress, made with natural certified materials such as organic latex, wool and cotton, a mattress certified by PETA made with cotton instead of wool, which is best for asthma sufferers. Look for a mattress with no polyester, polyurethane foams or toxic fire retardants, which are 100% safe for people who have asthma.
In addition to regularly taking your asthma medication and changing your mattress with a hypoallergenic one, you may want to try some of the following natural remedies, which were proven to reduce the risk of asthma attacks and to alleviate the symptoms you experience:
If you have asthma, particularly as a consequence of asbestos exposure, it is crucial to make some changes to your lifestyle so that your condition will cause you the least discomfort possible. We advise you to take in consideration the following tips, which were found to reduce the risk of asthma attacks and to alleviate the symptoms associated with the condition.