Asthma: Triggers & Treatment


Asthma is a chronic disorder of the lungs. It causes the airways to swell and thus, narrows the air passage causing shortness of breath, wheezing and coughing.

In patients, asthma is typically triggered by allergens like,

  • Dust
  • Mold
  • Pollen
  • Tobacco smoke
  • Changes in weather
  • Chemicals
  • Animal Hair
  • Stress (Emotion)

The symptoms and complications of asthma vary based on the severity of the attack. Some of these include:

  • Inability to sleep
  • Decreased ability to exercise
  • Persistent coughing
  • Uneasy breathing, may be even requiring assistance (ventilators)
  • Functional changes in the lungs
  • Death

Take proper care to prevent an attack. Asthma is a difficult condition to live with. With proper care and treatment you can reduce the severity of the condition and begin to live a life that is normal in almost every aspect. For one thing, start using air purifiers at home to reduce certain asthma-triggering pollutants.

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