Colorado Springs Pollen Report For May 31, 2018
Pine, Oak, Willow
Allergy Tip of the Day: Make Every Breath Count
During an asthma attack, taking a full deep breath can be difficult. Changing the way you breathe during an attack can make it easier for your lungs to take in oxygen and get rid of carbon dioxide and help widen the swollen airways and loosen tense muscles.
Keep your mouth closed, inhale through your nose for one to two seconds as if you were smelling a flower.
Purse your lips as if you were about to blow out the candles on your birthday cake.
Exhale slowly, taking as many as six seconds to expel the air.
This technique can also increase your energy so you can perform a task longer.
Provided by: Asthma & Allergy Associates, P.C. and Research Center, Dr. Robert Nathan, Dr. Daniel Soteres, Dr. Luke Webb