Asthma – A Cold Weather Problem for Riders AND Horses
Anyone who suffers from asthma is probably already aware that breathing cold air, even just at rest, can lead to a worsening of respiratory symptoms, including a feeling of tightness in the chest and difficulty in breathing. In fact, the response to breathing cold air is used by medics as a test for this specific type of asthma. In periods of very cold weather in recent years, organisations such as Asthma UK and the NHS have put out alerts to warn people with asthma of the risks. “Cold weather is a . . .