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Old 02-22-2010, 09:07 AM   #1
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Ideal place to live with asthma???

Hi,

My 3 year-old son has cold and viral infection triggered asthma. As all the medication he is taking does not seem to help (ok, they do help a lot, but even with them, my son has been having regular caughing fits - at this time, constantly for 7 weeks now), I am at the point, where I am ready to make large-scale changes in our life, if they are said to help.

If relocating to a different place in the world would help, I am ready to move.

Does anyone have any suggestions what the "ideal" place to live is for people with asthma? We currently live in Hungary, Europe, in a small village in the hillside (the polution level is said to be rather low here).

All ideas are highly appreciated!

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Re: Ideal place to live with asthma???

I'd love to hear if there is an "ideal" place as well. I really do think it is an individual thing.

I know for a fact that if I live somewhere where it doesn't get really really cold I'd probably do better. I'd miss winter though. I also know that I'd probably do better somewhere where there is less pollution and not a lot of mold or grass. That would help my environmentally triggered asthma. Then I end up with the issues of allergies. I seem to develop new allergies when I go new places anymore. I'm a couple years into immunotherapy now and would have to start the entire process over for many of my allergens like grasses and trees since other areas have different pollens. It has also been a while since I've spent an extended period in hot humid weather. That is a trigger for many people and their asthma.

That said. I think it is wonderful that you are willing to make such a drastic change to help your sun.

 
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Old 02-25-2010, 07:31 AM   #3
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Dear Mountain Reader,

I have been readign about the topic on the net, and I have found several articles that state that you can not improve your asthma in the long term by relocating. They say that the asthma goes back to its original state, just the triggers will be different.

This is sad, as I have been hoping that moving might be the solution to our "nightmare". Sorry for the expression, but with the little sleep we have been getting in the past weeks, it really does seem like a big nightmare. Hopefully we will wake soon...

The Hungarian pulmonolgists say that moving to the sea side would help. I have been looking at statistics and there are more asthmatics in Greece and Spain in % to the whole population, as in Hungary. Then I question the statement that it is better near the sea-side. If it really were to be better, then why are there so many asthmatics in the sea-side countries. May be those who write that in the long term your asthma will go back to its original state even if you move to another place, are right. May be it really doesn't matter where in the world you are, your asthma will be the same, only the triggers will be different. May be it is written in the books? OK, I am not willing to believe this, and will still try to do everything in my scope to help my son!

 
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Hi,

My 3 year-old son has cold and viral infection triggered asthma. As all the medication he is taking does not seem to help (ok, they do help a lot, but even with them, my son has been having regular caughing fits - at this time, constantly for 7 weeks now), I am at the point, where I am ready to make large-scale changes in our life, if they are said to help.

If relocating to a different place in the world would help, I am ready to move.

Does anyone have any suggestions what the "ideal" place to live is for people with asthma? We currently live in Hungary, Europe, in a small village in the hillside (the polution level is said to be rather low here).

All ideas are highly appreciated!

nsz

 
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That is a trigger for many people and their asthma.
From my experience, a trigger can cease being a trigger under certain improved lifestyle conditions. As a child I used to be alergic to "house dust", according to my doctor who tested me for allergies. I am no longer allergic to dust!

As a child, my asthma appeared to be seasonal so we started thinking it was triggered by pollen. Today, pollen does not affect me at all.

At one point we thought it was dampness or mold & mildew. Today, on damp rainy days I'm not at all affected. I'm not sure about the mold & mildew because I'm not putting that to the test.

To NSZ:

Asthma can be the result of stress and/or inflammatory foods (the reasons can be a complex mixture). The problem with moving to a new location is that one will likely bring the same stress and diet to the new location.

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