Top 100 Most Challenging Cities to Live In With Asthma (2022)

Asthma Capitals 2021

There isn’t just one reason why some people get asthma. Several risk factors can make someone more likely to get asthma – such as heredity, exposure to tobacco smoke or harsh chemicals, or an illness. Other factors can add to that risk as well. And many of these factors depend on where a person lives.

AAFA's Asthma Capitals™ Report ranks thelargest 100 U.S. metropolitan citiesby how challenging they are to live in with asthma. AAFA publishes this report to help people who live in Asthma Capitals advocate for better care and policies. The report also shows how communities can best direct their focus to reduce the impact of asthma.

This report’s ranking is based on weighted outcomes: asthma prevalence, asthma-related emergency department visits, and asthma-related deaths.

The report also analyzes eight risk factors that caninfluence asthma outcomes:poverty, lack of health insurance, air pollution, pollen count, long-term controller medicine use, quick-relief medicine use, smoke-free laws, and access to asthma specialists.

Out of the 100 Cities AAFA Ranked, the Top 20 Most Challenging Places to Live With Asthma:

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Our report looks at how challenging it is to live with asthma in the top 100 U.S. continental cities. Download our full report to see where each city ranks for asthma outcomes (prevalence, asthma-related emergency room visits, and mortality). The report also reviews eight risk factors that impact asthma.

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20. Greensboro, North Carolina

Many people in Greensboro frequent the emergency room for their asthma, placing this Southern city in the #20 spot. Risk factors impacting these health outcomes include the city’s 16% poverty rate and few smoking laws. These factors all reveal that many of the people with asthma in the area aren’t getting the proper treatment to keep their asthma under control.

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19. Fresno, California

Fresno has high rates of asthma-related emergency room visits and deaths, leading to its #19 place in this year’s Asthma Capitals report. High pollen rates and poor air quality can make it harder to manage asthma in the area – Fresno County scored an F for high ozone and particle pollution in the American Lung Association’s State of the Air report. These factors, as well as high rates of quick-relief medicine use, contribute to Fresno’s ranking.

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18. Boston, Massachusetts

Boston’s asthma prevalence and asthma-related rates for emergency room visits are average, yet it is still one of the highest on our list for asthma-related deaths. Like other cities on our report, poverty is a risk factor for Boston, with 16.7% of the city’s population living below the federal poverty level.

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17. Hartford, Connecticut

One of the oldest cities in America is also one of the most challenging places to live with asthma, as seen by its high asthma prevalence and asthma-related emergency department visits. Hartford’s residents with asthma face high pollen. Pollen can trigger asthma symptoms in people with allergic asthma. Even though Hartford is #17 overall on our Asthma Capitals report, it ties with New Haven, Connecticut, and Springfield, Massachusetts, for high estimates of people affected by pollen.

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16. Louisville, Kentucky

Louisville ranks high on our list due to its high rates of asthma-related emergency room visits. Though poor air quality previously contributed to Louisville’s ranking, ozone levels and particle pollution have improved in recent years. Through a program run by AIR Louisville, they use GPS health sensors attached to inhalers to track medicine use and find ways to improve air quality. However, the city continues to have high rates of long-term controller and quick-relief medicine use.

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15. Detroit, Michigan

Nicknamed “Motor City” for its history at the heart of the automotive industry, Detroit is our #15 Asthma Capital due to its high rates of asthma prevalence and asthma-related deaths. As with other cities in the top 20, high poverty rates and poor air quality are risk factors for Detroit. These factors likely contribute to the city’s high rates of quick-relief medicine use, another risk factor that is linked to poor asthma control.

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14. Birmingham, Alabama

High asthma prevalence and high rates of asthma-related deaths land Birmingham in our top 20 Asthma Capitals for 2021. The city’s 16.2% poverty rate contributes to these outcomes. Birmingham also has few smoking laws preventing exposure to secondhand smoke.

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13. Columbus, Ohio

Columbus joins three other Ohio cities in the top 20 and is part of the Ohio Valley “Asthma Belt.” It’s high on the list for higher-than-average emergency room visits. Columbus also has higher-than-average scores for quick-relief and long-term controller medicine use.

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12. Springfield, Massachusetts

Previously our #1 Asthma Capital in 2019, Springfield remains in our top 20 for 2021. The city still ranks high in asthma-related emergency room visits, securing its #12 spot in our list. High pollen scores can make asthma worse for people living in Springfield – the city ties with Bridgeport, Hartford, and New Haven for having the second-highest annual pollen scores in the country. Pollen may also contribute to the city’s high rates of quick-relief medicine use.

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11. Worcester, Massachusetts

Worcester joins Springfield and Boston as one of three Massachusetts cities in our top 20 Asthma Capitals. Worcester has high rates of asthma-related emergency room visits and asthma-related deaths. Though it has some of the lowest poverty and uninsured rates in the country, people living in the area may still find it difficult to keep their asthma under control, as quick-relief medicine use in Worcester is particularly high.

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10. Tucson, Arizona

Tucson lands in the top 10 of this year’s Asthma Capitals due to its high rate of asthma-related deaths. In fact, Tucson has the fifth-highest asthma mortality rate in the country. Poor air quality and high levels of pollen in the spring may contribute to these outcomes.

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9. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Oklahoma City is this year’s #9 Asthma Capital due to its high scores for asthma prevalence and asthma-related deaths. The city also has higher-than average scores for four risk factors: poverty rates, uninsured rates, annual pollen scores, and long-term controller medicine use. The city also has few smoking laws. This increases exposure to secondhand smoke, a common trigger for asthma.

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8. Dayton, Ohio

Dayton is the sixth largest city in Ohio, but it ranks the highest of the Ohio cities on our list at #8. The “Birthplace of Aviation” has the third-highest rate of emergency room visits due to asthma. High poverty rates and pollen scores contribute to these outcomes, as well as Dayton’s high rates of quick-relief and long-term controller medicine use.

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7. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The sixth largest city in the U.S. is our #7 Asthma Capital because of a high number of emergency room visits and a high number of asthma fatalities. Considered one of the nation’s poorest cities, poverty is no doubt the top risk factor in Philadelphia’s asthma rates. Like other cities in the top 20, Philadelphia also has high rates of quick-relief medicine use, another risk factor that contributes to health outcomes.

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6. Cleveland, Ohio

With a higher-than-average rate of asthma-related emergency room visits and asthma-related deaths, Cleveland lands at #6. With a high poverty rate of 16.2% combined with high levels of ozone, it’s not surprising 9% of Cleveland’s residents have asthma. Cleveland also has the sixth highest rate of quick-relief medicine use, showing that many residents may have uncontrolled asthma.

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5. New Haven, Connecticut

This coastal city in Connecticut comes in at #5 because of its high rates for asthma prevalence, emergency room visits due to asthma, and asthma-related deaths. New Haven’s residents have high usage of both long-term control and quick-relief asthma medicines. This is connected to very high pollen counts in both spring and fall.

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4. Milwaukee, Wisconsin

This Midwestern city on the shore of Lake Michigan made our list for a high number of asthma-related emergency room visits and asthma-related deaths. In fact, Milwaukee has the second-highest rate of emergency room visits due to asthma. This is likely related to its 16.9% poverty rate. Many residents also have high rates of quick-relief medicine use.

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3. Richmond, Virginia

Richmond is #3 on our Asthma Capitals list for high asthma-related death and emergency room visits. The city’s high poverty rate is a factor. Low-income families may face poorly maintained rental housing, urban locations with high pollution, and lack of resources to pay for proper care. Richmond also has the highest annual pollen score, which can make asthma worse for people with allergic asthma living in the area.

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2. Baltimore, Maryland

The birthplace of “The Star-Spangled Banner” is also home to high asthma-related emergency room visits and asthma-related deaths. The city’s high poverty rate is the leading contributing risk factor. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people living below the poverty level are more likely to have asthma than those above it.

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1. Allentown, Pennsylvania

Allentown is first on our list as the top Asthma Capital of 2021 due to its high rates of asthma-related emergency room visits. Risk factors affecting these asthma outcomes include a high estimate of people affected by pollen and few smoking laws.

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The COVID-19 pandemic impacted daily life in most of 2020. The pandemic influenced some changes in health outcomes and risk factors like pollen exposure, medicine use, and emergency room visits. In 2020, fewer people experienced pollen allergies due to COVID-19 restrictions, recommendations to stay indoors, and other preventative measures like mask wearing. As a result, use of long-term asthma medicines were also down along with fewer people heading to hospital emergency rooms for asthma.

Regional Trends and Asthma Belts

This report also examines regional trends found in the two“Asthma Belts” – the Ohio Valley area and the Northeast Mid-Atlantic region – and the impact of human activity and climate change in the west.

(Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and tribal nations were not factored into this report due to a lack of data on asthma in these populations.)

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Northeast Mid-Atlantic Asthma Belt

This cluster extends from Massachusetts to North Carolina. Poverty, air pollution, and access to specialists are key risk factors for these cities. This is likely due to more industrial and urban populations. Asthma rates tend to be higher, especially among children, in urban locations.

This year’s top Asthma Capital is Allentown, Pennsylvania, the mid-way point in the Northeast Mid-Atlantic Asthma Belt. Allentown’s placement in the top spot is largely due to high rates of asthma-related emergency room visits. Compared to previous years, Allentown's asthma emergency room rate has been increasing steadily.

Ohio Valley Asthma Belt

Three Ohio cities are in the top 20 of our report – Cleveland, Dayton, and Columbus. Nearby, Detroit, Michigan, and Louisville, Kentucky, appear in this “Asthma Belt.” With so much of this region facing poor outcomes, asthma appears to be a widespread concern. Poverty, air pollution, and high numbers of medicine use are the key risk factors that have placed these cities at the top of our report.

Asthma in the West

Two western cities are now in the top 20 − Tucson, Arizona (#10), and Fresno, California (#19). There has been an increase in wildfires and air pollution in the west. In 2020, both cities had high rates of asthma-related deaths, and Fresno had high rates of asthma-related emergency room visits. High pollen levels and poor air quality contributed to these outcomes.

What Can Be Done?

Reduced asthma rates and deaths are possible. This report shows where we can focus our efforts for healthier environments and communities. Researchers, health care providers, federal and state policy makers, and local stakeholders all must work together to improve local communities and make asthma care more widely available. View our report to see specific actions that can be taken to help the more than 25 million Americans with asthma.

The 2021 Asthma Capitals™ report is an independent research project of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America made possible in part by support from the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) Foundation.

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FAQs

What city has the highest asthma rate? ›

Highest Asthma Rates in the US by City
  • Columbus, Ohio. ...
  • Springfield, Massachusetts. ...
  • Worcester, Massachusetts. ...
  • Tucson, Arizona. ...
  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. ...
  • Dayton, Ohio. ...
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ...
  • Cleveland, Ohio.
7 Jul 2021

What are the five worst cities to live in if you have asthma? ›

5 Worst Cities For People With Asthma
  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Oklahoma City is not going to be a pleasant and easy-to-live-in location for people with asthma due to its low air quality and a high level of pollen. ...
  • Detroit, Michigan. ...
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ...
  • Richmond, Virginia. ...
  • Memphis, Tennessee.
19 Oct 2018

What is the best climate to live in if you have asthma? ›

Therefore, mild temperatures and low humidity are recommended. According to a small study in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine , a room temperature of 68 to 71°F (20 to 21.6°C) is ideal for people with asthma. This temperature isn't too hot or cold, so it won't irritate the airways.

What state has the most asthma attack? ›

In 2020, West Virginia reported the highest asthma lifetime prevalence among adults in the United States at 16.9 percent.
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U.S. states with the highest lifetime prevalence of asthma among adults as of 2020.
CharacteristicPrevalence rate
West Virginia16.9%
Utah16.3%
Kentucky16.1%
Rhode Island15.8%
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What state has the least asthma? ›

Lowest Asthma Percentage by State- Children
  • Nebraska 5.0%
  • Minnesota; Montana 5.3%
  • Utah 5.5%
  • Kentucky 5.8%
  • Illinois 6.0%

Is humidity good for asthma? ›

Humidity can make air quality worse. Humid air alone is not all that triggers asthma attacks. Humidity can increase levels of mold, dust mites and ground-level ozone. All three are known to be asthma triggers.

Is living by the ocean good for asthma? ›

Sea air, which contains iodine, salt, and magnesium, encourages respiratory health and can reduce the symptoms of asthma, promote respiratory health, improve allergies and skin problems, and stimulate the immune system.

Is a dry climate good for asthma? ›

Increased moisture in the air, especially in high temperatures, can trigger bronchospasm and asthma symptoms. Other weather conditions, such as cold, dry air, can also lead to asthma flares. Monitoring humidity and air quality are helpful to prevent humidity-related asthma symptoms from developing.

Where should you live if you have asthma? ›

The American Lung Association (ALA) ranked Cheyenne, Wyoming, Farmington, New Mexico, and Casper, Wyoming, as the three cleanest cities for levels of particle pollution. If you find that air pollution is a major trigger for your asthma, you might find that your symptoms improve in a city with a high clean air ranking.

Where's the best place to live if you have asthma? ›

Cape Coral, FL

Cape Coral, FL takes the top spot as the best place to live with asthma because of it's low prevalence of asthma and low number of asthma-related emergency room visits. Furthermore, the tropical conditions may actually provide relief for some asthmatics.

Is Florida good for asthma? ›

The 2019 State Honor Roll of Asthma and Allergy Policies for Schools ranks the states with the best public policies for people with asthma, food allergies, anaphylaxis and related allergic diseases in U.S. elementary, middle and high schools.

What is the root cause of asthma? ›

Exposure to various irritants and substances that trigger allergies (allergens) can trigger signs and symptoms of asthma. Asthma triggers are different from person to person and can include: Airborne allergens, such as pollen, dust mites, mold spores, pet dander or particles of cockroach waste.

Is asthma genetic? ›

It is a complex disease with both genetic and environmental risk factors. Asthma is caused by multiple interacting genes, some having a protective effect and others contributing to the disease pathogenesis, with each gene having its own tendency to be influenced by the environment.

What race has more asthma? ›

Blacks and American Indian/Alaska Natives have the highest current asthma rates compared to other races and ethnicities. In 2018, Blacks (10.9%) were 42 percent more likely than Whites (7.7%) to still have asthma.

Is asthma worse in hot weather? ›

Heat and Humidity

Hot, humid air can cause asthma symptoms as well. Humidity helps common allergens like dust mites and mold thrive, aggravating allergic asthma. Ai pollution, ozone and pollen also go up when the weather is hot and humid.

Does humidity make asthma worse? ›

Heat and High Humidity

High levels of humidity means the air is full of moisture and often very stagnant, which when inhaled by asthma sufferers, can trigger your asthma symptoms. It also creates an optimal environment for mold and bacteria growth, which can affect your asthma.

Is fresh air good for asthma? ›

Stepping outside to get fresh air will certainly not stop an asthma attack on its own. However, stepping outside and away from indoor asthma triggers may help reduce further exposure to triggers and the worsening of asthma symptoms.

Are hot showers good for asthma? ›

Many people with asthma find warm air soothing. A steam bath -- in a sauna or your shower at home -- can help clear out mucus that can make it hard to breathe.

Does rain make asthma worse? ›

Yes. Weather conditions can bring on asthma symptoms. Some people's asthma symptoms get worse at certain times of the year. For others, a severe storm or sudden weather change can trigger a flare-up.

What's the worst state to live in if you have asthma? ›

#1: Springfield, Massachusetts

The worst city in the United States for people living with asthma, Springfield, Massachusetts is home to the highest number of asthma-related emergency department visits in the nation.

Is mountain air good for asthma? ›

Higher altitude perks for asthma

There is less air pollution which means you're breathing cleaner air, which makes the lungs very happy! Another perk is the fact that when you get higher in elevation, there are less indoor living allergens such as dust mites which don't do well the higher you go.

Is it true that Chihuahuas help with asthma? ›

A US News & World Report contributor writes about the common myths surrounding asthma, such as the disease can be “outgrown,” and chihuahuas can help cure childhood asthma (something that appeared in medical journals as recently as the 1950s, according to the article). 1.

Is cold weather good for asthma? ›

Cold air is bad for most people with asthma as it tends to irritate the bronchial tubes and trigger asthma symptoms. If you have asthma, it may be best for you to stay indoors as much as possible during cold winter weather.

Is Arizona climate good for asthma? ›

The dry heat of Southern Arizona has long drawn people with respiratory problems; new study says city's air quality ideal. The dry heat of Southern Arizona has long drawn people with respiratory problems, and a new study ranks Tucson the fourth best city in the country for asthma sufferers.

Does salt air Help lungs? ›

Research showed that the salty air the miners breathed helped keep their lungs free from infection and allergies. Over time, Eastern European salt mines or caves became popular tourist destinations. People from all over the world visited to inhale the salty air and ease their lung problems.

Is Las Vegas good for asthma? ›

Las Vegas dropped 14 spots — from No. 54 last year to No. 40 this year — in the foundation's "2015 Asthma Capitals" report, which ranks the most difficult cities based on factors related to asthma prevalence, environmental conditions and health care. Overall, the report classified Las Vegas as an "average" city.

Is asthma worse in summer or winter? ›

People often find their asthma symptoms get worse over winter. This is because there are lots of asthma triggers around at this time of year, including: cold weather. colds and flu.

Is Hawaii good for asthma? ›

The 2019 State Honor Roll of Asthma and Allergy Policies for Schools ranks the states with the best public policies for people with asthma, food allergies, anaphylaxis and related allergic diseases in U.S. elementary, middle and high schools.

Why is Texas good for asthma? ›

#10 – Austin, TX – While the Ashe juniper is the cause of the higher-than-average pollen count, Texas' capital has less asthma emergency room visits and better air quality than other areas of the U.S. Likewise, there is fewer asthma diagnoses made here.

Does asthma get worse at high altitude? ›

Asthma does not worsen at high altitudes, although cold-induced bronchospasm is a consideration in low temperature environments at high altitude. If you use oxygen because of lung disease, you will need a higher oxygen flow rate at high altitude.

Where can I retire with asthma? ›

The AAFA also considers risk factors such as poverty, air quality, access to specialists, and pollen counts.
...
The 5 “best” places to live with asthma in 2019 were:
  • Cape Coral, Florida.
  • McAllen, Texas.
  • Houston, Texas.
  • Sarasota, Florida.
  • Daytona Beach, Florida.
4 Mar 2016

What kind of air is best for asthma? ›

In general, indoor humidity levels that range from 30 to 50 percent may be best for those with asthma. This humidity level is also usually comfortable for most people.

What is the new drug for asthma? ›

In December 2021, FDA approved tezepelumab-ekko (Tezspire–Amgen Inc. and AstraZeneca), a first-in-class medication indicated for patients with severe asthma. It is the most recent biologic to gain FDA approval for use in asthma and is the first biologic treatment that has been approved for all types of severe asthma.

Is Colorado a good place to live if you have asthma? ›

Dealing with asthma apparently comes easier here than elsewhere in the nation. Colorado Springs ranks as one of the best cities in the country for people suffering from the condition, placing sixth out of the largest 50 cities, according to NerdWallet.

Is Chicago good for asthma? ›

Chicago has among the highest asthma rates in the U.S.

Chicago's asthma problem is severe. Our hospitalization rates are double the national rate. African American and Latino families living in Chicago's south and west side neighborhoods bear the brunt of it. The burden falls most heavily on their children.

Why is asthma worse fall? ›

Here are some things to consider. While cold air is a refreshing change of pace from the summer heat, it can also constrict your airways, making it more difficult to breathe. Ragweed blooms during autumn, which many people are allergic to. Allergens can provoke asthma attacks.

Why do I breathe better in Florida? ›

The thin air you'll find at high altitudes makes it difficult to get the oxygen you need. Lower elevations such as those you find in Florida make breathing easier when you have COPD. Overall, Florida shines when it comes to providing a good quality of life for those with COPD.

Is Dallas good for asthma? ›

Five Texas cities ranked within the top 20 metropolitan areas having high pollen counts in the Asthma Capitals 2018 Report by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. McAllen and San Antonio took the top two spots — Dallas was No. 17.

How close are we to a cure for asthma? ›

No, asthma cannot be cured. Some children with asthma will outgrow it by adulthood. But, for many, asthma is a lifelong condition. It is possible to live a healthy life despite asthma.

What foods trigger asthma? ›

For some people, they may notice certain foods bother their asthma. Sulfites, a type of preservative used in foods, can trigger asthma if you eat high amounts.
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Sulfites
  • Dried fruits and vegetables.
  • Packaged potatoes.
  • Wine and beer.
  • Bottled lime and lemon juice.
  • Shrimp.
  • Pickled foods.

Is asthma a disability? ›

Yes. In both the ADA and Section 504, a person with a disability is someone who has a physical or mental impairment that seriously limits one or more major life activities, or who is regarded as having such impairments. Asthma and allergies are usually considered disabilities under the ADA.

What gender is most affected by asthma? ›

Asthma is more common in female adults than male adults. Around 9.8% of female adults have asthma, compared to 6.1% of male adults. It is a leading chronic disease in children. Currently, there are about 5.1 million children under the age of 18 with asthma.

Are you born with asthma or do you develop it? ›

While no one is born with asthma itself, you may be born with genes that dictate whether you'll get it as an infant or young child. In fact, it's estimated that children are up to 3 times more likely to develop asthma if their mothers have it, and 2.5 times more likely if their fathers do.

Who is most likely to asthma? ›

Asthma is increasing every year in the US.

More children (57%) than adults (51%) had an attack. 185 children and 3,262 adults died from asthma in 2007. About 1 in 10 children (10%) had asthma and 1 in 12 adults (8%) had asthma in 2009. Women were more likely than men and boys more likely than girls to have asthma.

Is living by the ocean good for asthma? ›

Sea air, which contains iodine, salt, and magnesium, encourages respiratory health and can reduce the symptoms of asthma, promote respiratory health, improve allergies and skin problems, and stimulate the immune system.

Does High Altitude Affect asthma? ›

Altitude can sometimes effect our asthma. While not all asthmatics may experience asthma flare ups at higher elevations, for those who do it can certainly be a frightening experience. There are also some asthmatics who find that their asthma actually improves at higher elevations.

Does humidity make asthma worse? ›

Heat and High Humidity

High levels of humidity means the air is full of moisture and often very stagnant, which when inhaled by asthma sufferers, can trigger your asthma symptoms. It also creates an optimal environment for mold and bacteria growth, which can affect your asthma.

Is asthma better in Florida? ›

You would think that heat and humidity would intensify asthma issues, but the asthma rate is average here and Florida's tropical atmosphere tends to help those who suffer from asthma.

Where is the best place to live if you have asthma? ›

Cape Coral, FL

Cape Coral, FL takes the top spot as the best place to live with asthma because of it's low prevalence of asthma and low number of asthma-related emergency room visits. Furthermore, the tropical conditions may actually provide relief for some asthmatics.

What weather is worse for asthma? ›

Hot, humid air can cause asthma symptoms as well. Humidity helps common allergens like dust mites and mold thrive, aggravating allergic asthma. Ai pollution, ozone and pollen also go up when the weather is hot and humid. Particles in the air irritate sensitive airways.

Is cold weather good for asthma? ›

Cold air is bad for most people with asthma as it tends to irritate the bronchial tubes and trigger asthma symptoms. If you have asthma, it may be best for you to stay indoors as much as possible during cold winter weather.

What elevation is best for asthma? ›

The inverse association of asthma and altitude is also in agreement with a number of clinical studies that have identified a beneficial effect of a temporary stay (from some weeks to months) at a relatively high altitude, i.e., >1500 m, on asthma markers [20].

Why is Colorado good for asthma? ›

The state's relatively low humidity helps limit mold growth - a major issue for asthma patients - while also warding away dust mites and cockroaches, which can also serve as irritants, he said. On average, bigger cities fared worse than smaller cities in the NerdWallet study, the company said.

Can you go on a plane with asthma? ›

If you are physically fit and your asthma is well managed, you should have no problem flying. However, if your asthma is more serious, you may experience difficulties and there are a few more things to consider before booking your flights. This is usually the result of reduced air pressure in the airplane cabin.

Can a dehumidifier help asthma? ›

Using a dehumidifier cleans the air and reduces the number of asthma triggers through removing excess moisture in the air that is warm and humid, protecting and minimising exposure to the growth of allergens, bacteria and pollutants in the home.

Is a dehumidifier or humidifier better for asthma? ›

Asthma: A humidifier can help moisten dry air that can dry out your airways and increase your risk of infections. A dehumidifier can reduce excess moisture and make it easier to breathe as well as keep airborne pollutants from remaining suspended in the air.

Is Australia good for asthma? ›

“Asthma remains a significant cause of ill health, disability and poor quality of life in Australia and women aged over 75 are still the most at risk, with 72 per cent of all female asthma deaths coming from this age group.
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Asthma deaths remain stubbornly high in Australia.
SA
Women22
Men15
All ages37
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22 Nov 2021

Is a dry climate better for asthma? ›

Cold, dry air is a common asthma trigger and can cause bad flare-ups. That's especially true for people who play winter sports and have exercise-induced asthma. Hot, humid air also can be a problem. In some places, heat and sunlight combine with pollutants to create ground-level ozone.

Is Hawaii good for asthma? ›

The 2019 State Honor Roll of Asthma and Allergy Policies for Schools ranks the states with the best public policies for people with asthma, food allergies, anaphylaxis and related allergic diseases in U.S. elementary, middle and high schools.

What kind of air is best for asthma? ›

In general, indoor humidity levels that range from 30 to 50 percent may be best for those with asthma. This humidity level is also usually comfortable for most people.

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