Watch Pulmonary Associates of Richmond‘s Dr. Adam Kaiser on NBC12 Richmond as he discusses seasonal allergies and asthma exacerbation increases during allergy season in Central Virginia.

Symptoms of a Pollen Allergy

Pollen is an environmental allergen that is most common in the spring. Trees, grass, ragweed, flowers and other plants produce different types of pollen. According to Dr. Kaiser, “You may not have problems in one part of the country, but when you move to Central Virginia, your symptoms may be much worse.”

Common symptoms of a pollen allergy are:

  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Runny nose
  • Nasal congestion
  • Headaches
  • Wheezing

What is Asthma?

Asthma is a chronic lung disease that causes swelling and inflammation of the airway, making it difficult to breathe. It ranges from mild to severe and can be triggered by upper respiratory illness, exercise and environmental allergens, including pollen. While asthma can be caused by many different types of tiggers, seasonal allergies are a common cause of asthma for many people. In fact, many people can suffer from asthma symptoms only during the most common allergy seasons.

Common symptoms of asthma are:

  • Coughing
  • Wheezing
  • Tightness in chest
  • Breathlessness
  • Fatigue

Pulmonary Associates of Richmond is here to help with your seasonal allergies, as well as asthma. Contact us online or by phone at (804) 320-4243