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Are there environmental triggers to asthma?



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Asthma is essentially an allergy. It can be triggered by contact with whatever a person is allergic to, such as pollens. It can also be triggered by particles, like the coral dust that is found on islands made from coral reefs. It can be triggered by dry air or cold air. The better controlled the asthma is, and the less sensitive a person is because it is controlled, the less likely that dry or cold air will trigger an attack. The link of attacks with emotional episodes is due to the asthma not being controlled well, and I do not believe that anyone still believes that asthma is due to emotional problems. The underlying problem is always a sensitivity to some kind of substance. In some cases it can be triggered by food allergies!

Stacie M Clark



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