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Sub-zero temperatures do more than just make you shiver; exposure to cold, dry air can also make your respiratory symptoms worse. For many people with pre-existing lung conditions, breathing cold air acts as a trigger for bronchospasm, or a sudden narrowing of the airways. When the airways constrict, less air is able to travel to and from the lungs making breathing more difficult. Exposure to cold air can also worsen other respiratory symptoms, such as wheezing and coughing.
To protect your airways from cold-induced bronchospasm, take the following precautions:
More Cold Weather Tips
When cold weather prevents you from enjoying the great outdoors, the following tips will ensure that the time spent indoors is much more comfortable:
If cold weather literally takes your breath away, implementing the precautions listed above will help you stay healthy, safe and warm throughout the long winter.
Author: Deborah Leader RN, BSN, PHN