So far, no one knows the real cause of asthma, but there is a strong possibility that environmental and genetic factors are causing asthma. People with asthma are allergic to some things and it doesn’t bother the other people. We call the things a “triggers”. Asthma triggers vary from patient to patient. Some patients react to only a few while others react too many.
If you have asthma, you have to know what is asthma causes or triggers to avoid it. This is a best way to treat the asthma.
The most common asthma triggers
Exposure to asthma’s triggers prevents an asthma attack so you have to avoid or limit contact with known triggers to decrease or prevent asthma attack from happened.
Allergies (Allergic Asthma):
Material that causes allergies can trigger the asthma. If you inhale something you are allergic to, you may get asthma symptoms.
The common allergens that cause allergic asthma include:
- Dust mites.
- Pet dander.
Irritants in the Air:
Irritants in the environment or air can also prevent an asthma attack.
The common irritants in the Air include:
- Smoke from cigarettes.
- Air pollution such as smog.
- Wood fires.
- Charcoal grills.
- Strong fumes, vapors, or odors (such as paint, gasoline, perfumes and scented soaps).
- Dusts and particles in the air.
- Flu (influenza).
- Sore throats.
- Sinus infections.
In children, the most common asthma trigger is respiratory infections.
Exercise and other activities that make you breathe harder can affect your asthma. Symptoms may not appear until after several minutes of your exercise. When you control the asthma very will, you do not need to limit your exercise or physical activity.
These things can sometimes prevent an asthma attack:
- Dry wind.
- Cold air.
- Sudden changes in weather.
Feeling and Expressing Strong Emotions:
Some medicines can also trigger the asthma:
- Sensitive to aspirin
- NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)
- Beta blockers
Other Asthma Triggers
- Sulfites in food
- Hormonal changes during the menstrual cycle for women
Asthma has many triggers, and it may vary from one patient to another; depending on the patient. So the patients have to stay away from triggers as much as possible to avoid get an asthma attacks.