Asthma- Grass Pollen

Asthma is a disorder that causes the airways to narrow and swell, leading to wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing. Asthma can have many triggers; one that is holding strong on the top of the list is grass pollen.

During the late spring and summertime the grass pollen is when pollen levels are at their highest. This makes the risk extremely high for those with asthma triggered by grass. Some of the top offenders for grass types are; Bermuda grass, Bluegrass, Orchard grass, Red Top grass, Sweet Vernal grass, and Timothy grass. These are just some of the many types that could possibly trigger your asthma.

There are ways to control your asthma to grass pollen. First step is to be tested; knowing what type of grass is a trigger. Next step is to avoid the trigger, this does not mean that you can never go outside, but limiting your time around the trigger grass can help alleviate your symptoms. Another step is to change out your lawn, we know this a difficult and drastic process, but it can be very beneficial. Perennial rye grass and tall fescue do not flower and release the pollen till they reach 12 inches or taller. This makes them perfect alternative for your lawn. Last step, getting treatment for your asthma and allergies can help make this season more enjoyable.

However, if these steps are not enough, give us a call at 423.468.3267.