Identify, understand and get rid of asthma triggers once and for all.
The word asthma triggers is used for the things which can cause attack for you if you already has asthma.
There are many asthma triggers which bring attack and these triggers vary from person to person.
In some people, pets cause asthma attack. For some others, cold air, exercise, tobacco smoke and even laughing can trigger asthma attack.
Some people may have attacks when they are anxious, upset or under stress.
Some people may get attack if they use painkillers or aspirin and some others may get from fumes or dust at work.
Worse asthma attacks force you to go to the hospital after a virus infection of your nose and throat.
Common asthma triggers:
- Air pollution
- Cigarette smoke
- Strong odors from cooking, painting or air fresheners
- Changes in weather
- Cold air
- Chemicals or dusts at work place
- Scented products
- Dust mites are small to be seen and can be found in almost every home in beds, mattresses, pillows, carpets and stuffed toys.
- Pollen from trees and grass in summer can trigger an asthma episode.
- Indoor and outdoor mould which grow when mold spores land on wet or damp surfaces. Mold is commonly found in kitchen and basements.
- Cockroach body parts, urine, secretion and droppings are frequently found in areas where food and water are present.
- Animal dander from skin, hair, or feathers stay in the home for months even after the pet is gone.
Other asthma triggers:
- Exercise with intensity may trigger asthma and cause asthma attack.
- Infections of the lining of the breathing passages such as cold and flu.
- The faster and deeper breathing you have to do for more breathing tests can bring a noticeable narrowing of airways and can bring on an asthma attack.
- Powder inhalers can cause a small amount of tightness in the chest. Pressurized aerosol inhalers need to have lubricant and this can cause airway passages irritated and can bring on an asthma attack.
- Medications and drugs such as painkillers and aspirin are asthma triggers.
- Laughing or crying can trigger asthma.
- Stomach acid rising up into your throat causes indigestion. This is called Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). It causes heartburn and worsens asthma symptoms.
- Sulphites in food or beverages such as sodium metabisulphite may trigger asthma.
- Chlorine can cause asthma attack and since all your drinking water has been chlorinated, you have to use a water purifier.
In addition to these, people differ from the asthma triggers that cause asthma attack and some people may have trouble with one or more asthma triggers. It is important to identify your asthma triggers and understand how they are causing and avoid the asthma triggers.
Finding asthma triggers is not easy. If you know your triggers, you can avoid the exposure to them to control asthma. If you don’t know your triggers, try to limit your exposure to one suspected trigger at a time and watch whether it is the main cause of asthma attack.