Asthma is one of the World’s most common noncommunicable diseases. Individuals who develop asthma and exhibit asthma symptoms are at risk of suffering recurrent attacks of breathlessness and wheezing. The severity of an individuals asthma symptoms will vary in severity and frequency from person to person. Individuals with asthma may experience symptoms several times a day (or week) and for some people, symptoms become worse during physical activity or at night.

Asthma Symptoms

The fundamental causes of asthma are not completely understood and are subject to ongoing research. It is thought that the strongest risk factors for developing asthma are a combination of genetic predisposition with environmental exposure. Individuals who inhaled certain substances and particles may provoke allergic reactions or irritate the airways. The World Health Organisation are extremely pro-active in asthma research. One of the primary indoor allergens have been identified as house dust mites which are ubiquitously found in bedding, carpets and furniture around the home, but asthma sufferers may be be prone to reactions from a range of other allergens and pollutants, a list of which is available from the WHO website.  Particularly, dust mites in bedding have been identified as one of the primary factors in worsening symptoms at night.

Asthma is a manageable condition and an issue close the the heart of the Williams Drycleaners team. With an aim of providing the very best duvet cleaning service that we can offer, we have specifically sought out and brought to New Zealand some of the best duvet cleaning processes and technology on the market. Being able to offer a superior duvet cleaning process, which specifically sanitises, de-dust mites and cleans is something that we are proud of. We take great comfort in the knowledge that our services assist our customers in the management of their family member’s asthma symptoms.

For more information on respiratory disease in New Zealand, we strongly encourage you to visit The Asthma Foundation (New Zealand) website.