People who have asthma are fighting against many things so as to make themselves feel better.
According to some statistics in the USA, researchers found out that every 1 in 12 people suffers from asthma. People should know that there are asthma triggers that can cause an asthma attack.
And those triggers differ from one person to another. Therefore, a person who is suffering from asthma has to know his/her triggers and try to avoid them as much as possible.
Among the most common asthma triggers are the following:
- Pets. No matter how cute and lovely our cuddly friends are, the statistics have shown that up to 30 percent of people with asthma are allergic to dogs, primarily and other household pets as well. So if you’re fond of pets, make sure you bathe them at least once a week.
- Dust mites. Many people with asthma can’t stand the presence of dust mites. Dust mites hide out in places and rooms we spend most of our time in. Some things you can do against dust mites is to buy dust-proof covers for your mattress, sofa, and pillow wraps. It would be good for you to wash the linens on the hottest water setting. And one last thing, do not forget that carpets and rugs are dust magnets!
- Mold. No matter if you’re allergic to mold, it can definitely trigger an asthma attack. Mold most frequently appears in damp areas like kitchens, bathrooms, basements or some places where there’s been some water damage. Make sure you get rid of mold in your house if you want to avoid some asthma attack!
- Cold air. Some people get asthma attacks because of the cold air restricts airways. That’s why asthma sufferers should always have a scarf with them so as to cover their nose and mouth when being exposed to the chilly winter air.
- Plug-in room air fresheners. Plug-in room fresheners appear to be asthma triggers too. That is so because they contain dangerous ozone and volatile organic compounds that can cause difficulties in breathing. So if you like the smell of something you love, you’d better find a natural way to get that smell into your house, rather than using a plug-in room freshener.
Some other asthma triggers
However, there are some other asthma triggers that people usually forget about. One of them is the intensive laughing or crying. Then, there are the thunderstorms which cause the asthma attacks because the airborne allergens are released and spread during a thunderstorm.
Stress in inevitable and a constituent part of people’s lives. But asthma sufferers should know that sometimes it can be the cause of an asthma attack too.