Prevention

One of the best ways to keep your asthma under control is to avoid those things in your environment that tend to trigger your asthma. Here are some of the key items to remember when focusing on prevention.

  • Asthma triggers can be allergic or non-allergic. If you have asthma, any of the non-allergic triggers can affect you. The allergic triggers may or may not be an issue for you, depending on whether you have a sensitivity.
  • If you have asthma, watch out for all of the non-allergic triggers, including chemical odors, perfumes and scents, smoke, air pollution, and certain medications such as aspirin/NSAID’s and Beta-Blockers.
  • If you find that you have allergies, watch out for the allergic asthma triggers, including dust mites, animal dander, pollen, and mold. Allergic triggers only affect those who have a sensitivity (allergy) when exposed to these things. Allergy testing can be conducted to help determine whether you have any of these sensitivities.

By avoiding any asthma triggers known to bother you, you can improve the health of your lungs, reduce asthma attacks, and improve your quality of life. When it comes to asthma, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!

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