Types of Asthma Triggers

Anyone who lives with an asthma sufferer knows well the wight of this burden on the person whether it´s a family member, a friend or a partner. On the work place, asthma sufferers face the discomfort of having to sneeze and wheeze before colleagues.
Asthma is a disease that results in, because of triggers, the lungs of the sufferer to become inflamed. This is explained by a narrowing of the sufferer’s breathing airways and a surplus of mucus begins to form inside them. This somehow obstruction of air makes it difficult to the person to breath and therefore he begins to experience chest tightness, wheezing and breathlessness. This state is called an “asthma attack.” Some may consider the word “attack” a bit too dramatic, but actually it is. Because asthma is not always moderate and can even threaten the life of the sufferer in certain severe cases.
Before an asthma sufferer could help him or herself, he first have to know what are the kinds of asthma triggers.

Types of Asthma Triggers

Outdoor Air Pollution

Pollution emitted by cars and factories are on the top of the list in outdoor pollution. This is why people in large cities are more exposed to asthma triggers than any other place in the world. Emergency department in these large cities receive a very high number of visits related to asthma attacks and figures increases as the air quality goes down.

Mold

Another microscopic organisms that triggers asthma episodes is mold. Getting rid of mold from all your home can help limiting asthma attacks. Indoor humidity is one of the major causes of mold. Humidity levels should be between 35 and 50 percent. In certain cases when climate is hot and humid, making use of dehumidifiers is the right thing to do. There are many portable dehumidifiers in the market which was reported to do an effective job of removing moisture. There other ways to reduce moisture inside the house like improving plumbing design and fixing water leaks.
Tobacco Smoke (including secondhand smoke)
At their early age, children are more exposed to severe asthma problems when someone is smoking around them and it can lead to serious health issues. This is why it’s imperative to stop smoking in presence of your family’s or friends children. Because for many people to quit smoking is not easy thing, there several assistance programs to help them do that like : Stop Smoking Now program. Some people are using air purifiers to reduce the amount of tobacco smoke in their homes, but it’s not an effective long term solution. That said, smokers who are in their steps to stop should smoke only out. Also, there is a possibility that children go to schools where it’s not smoke free, and it’s the responsibility of parents to check whether it’s the case.

Dust Mites

These microscopic organisms are found inside pillow case covers and mattress covers. While it’s recommended that you don’t use quilts, down-filled pillows and comforters, clutter must without a doubt be removed from living rooms and particularly from bedrooms.

Cockroach is Another Enemy

While it’s obvious not to mention pets, cockroaches are also an allergy trigger. These ugly insects are most found in kitchen where food is as well as any place where food and crumbs are left. Staying away from cockroaches in your house can also help reduce asthma episodes. An effective way to get rid of these insects is to take away as many food and water as possible as it’s a source of living for cockroaches. There are traps and substances that you can purchase in order to decrease the number of these insects indoor.

Source : Pennsylvania Department of Health

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