first_imgWater levels continue to rise on River Shannon WhatsApp Advertisement Previous articleMACE retailers from Limerick at Charleville meetingNext article​The Queen of the Circus to lead this year’s Limerick St Patrick’s Day Parade Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Met Éireann issues Status Orange weather warning for Limerick NewsHealth18,443 Asthmatics in Limerick urged to take precautions during the Beast from the EastBy Staff Reporter – February 27, 2018 4897 As the Beast from the East approaches The Asthma Society of Ireland is asking people affected by asthma to be conscious of the seasonal triggers that might worsen their asthma throughout the cold period.With 470,000 people affected, Ireland has the fourth highest prevalence of asthma worldwide. Approximately one person a week dies as a result of asthma, yet 90% of these deaths are preventable.Kevin Kelly, Advocacy and Communications Manager at the Asthma Society of Ireland commentedSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Fluctuating weather conditions, common colds, viral infections and flu can cause symptoms of asthma and can bring on an asthma attack, so it is important to use a reliever inhaler before going out on cold windy days and to wrap a scarf around your face to reduce the affect of the cold air.”For more information, visit www.asthma.ieMore about health here. Email Storm Jorge brings Orange Weather Warning this weekend Linkedincenter_img TAGSAsthma Society of Irelandbeast from the eastKevin Kellyweather RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Flood prevention measures continue across parts of Limerick Twitter Facebook Sunshine expected this weekend with temperatures of 20 degrees Dense fog around Limerick until midday Printlast_img

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