Respiratory illnesses are one of the most common forms of ill health globally. They are also a leading cause of hospital admissions all over the world. Many patients with chronic respiratory conditions are admitted to emergency wards in hospitals.
Respiratory illnesses include allergies, sinusitis and rhinitis. Household factors play a major role in respiratory health and increase susceptibility to asthma, allergies, and other respiratory illnesses.
For example, numerous home pollutants — dust, cockroach debris, tobacco smoke, and paint fumes—are known to aggravate asthma. Also factors like pet dander, household mites, strong scented perfumes can also aggravate allergies and asthma. If we can control or reduce the exposures of these kind of factors it will benefit the overall respiratory health of the family. Mental stress at the work place or related to relationships may also contribute the aggravation of the asthmatic attacks in the people who are more prone towards it.