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What Causes Asthma In The Home?

Asthma is a condition caused by an inflammation of the bronchi which are the small tubes which carry air in and out of the lungs. When an asthma sufferer comes into contact with something that irritates their lungs, the muscles around their airways will tighten and become narrow, swollen and inflamed triggering an asthma attack.

Asthma Symptoms

The following are symptoms of asthma:

  • Wheezing
  • Shortness of breathe
  • Coughing
  • Tightness of the chest

Not everyone will experience all of the above symptoms and the severity of the symptoms will vary from person to person.

What is an Asthma Trigger?

Anything that irritates the airways and brings on the symptoms of asthma is a trigger. Just like the symptoms, these can differ from person to person and some sufferers may have several triggers.

Common asthma triggers include:

  • House dust mites
  • Animal fur
  • Pollen
  • Tobacco smoke
  • Mould and fungi

Treatment & Prevention

There is no cure for asthma but there are effective treatments which can help to control it, relieve the symptoms and prevent future symptoms and attacks developing.

Both the treatment and prevention of asthma comprises of the following:

  • Medicines
  • Lifestyle Advice
  • Identifying asthma triggers
  • Avoid asthma trigger
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