Asthma triggers and management

Asthma is a chronic lung disease that  is characterized by inflammation of the
airways with intermittent bronchospasm which is caused by the inflammation of
the muscles surrounding the air passageways. The inflammation makes the
airways smaller and therefore making it more difficult for air to move in and out
of the lung. Asthma affects more than 17 million Americans.

This creates the symptoms of asthma:
•        Cough                                •        Chest tightness
•        Shortness of breath          •        Wheezing

Triggers of asthma
Asthma symptoms can be triggered by several factors, including:
•        Allergens                                        •        Weather Cahgnes

•        Irritants such as tobacco smoke, strong odors
•        Viral or sinus infections                •        Exercise
 Reflux disease                                 •        Medications
•        Foods                                             •        Emotional anxiety

Every person has their own triggers. If you have asthma you can minimize your
symptoms by avoiding the factors that trigger your symptoms, and by working
with your physician to develop an effective management and treatment plan.