Asthma triggers, simply put, are those things that cause people with asthma to have their asthma act up. In other words, asthma triggers trigger asthma; they set asthma off. For people who have asthma, it’s important to try and “figger your triggers,” because knowing what your triggers are can help you keep from having an asthma attack and go on breathing easy.
The tricky part is that there are many triggers and everybody has different reactions to the different triggers. Some people only have a few triggers, like people who only have “exercise-induced asthma.” For them, the only time they have asthma symptoms is when they are physically active. For others, they may have a whole laundry list of triggers and find it hard to get away from them.
Some of the most common asthma triggers include: (more…)