Environmental triggers of asthma
Name: Esther G Bailer
Are there environmental triggers to asthma?
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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Update: June 2012