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The Causes Of Asthma

Author : Vincent McBride

It is vital in improving your health to know the different causes of asthma attacks. This helps you to understand what triggers your medical condition so that you will be able to protect yourself against their disturbing effects. Knowing these triggers can also be useful to guide you in order for you to prevent them from worsening your condition.

Asthma attack is a frightening experience to witness not only for you but also for the people around you. Even if you'll say that it is only just a mild attack, it can still be considered severe as well as a life threatening event. Regardless of the level of severity, it still needs immediate medical attention and treatment. Here are the things that you should know.

Causes of Asthma Attacks


Asthma attacks are usually caused by allergens such as pet dander, mold spores, dust and pollen. These allergens are usually found in the environment that you live in, and it circulates in the air you breathe. You may feel confident in inhaling the air in your home but what you don't know is that there might be an allergen included in it. Once inhaled, it can cause an allergic reaction which results inflammation to the airway passages.

Poor quality of air

Always remember that a clean home is not always an indication that you're breathing a safe air. You may not even be aware that you're surrounded by an unsafe air. Breathing in a poor air quality environment can irritate your airway passages, which in turn can lead to asthma attacks.


If you're a smoker and you have asthma or anyone in your family, you're putting yourself and your love one's in great danger. Smoke that comes from tobacco products, cigarettes, cigars as well as pipes can greatly trigger an asthma attack.

There are certain infections that can affect the condition of an asthmatic person. It includes influenza, pneumonia, colds and bronchitis. These infections can temporarily weaken your lungs, which can result to an asthma attack.

Most people know that exercise is good for the health but not in the case of some asthmatic individuals. In their condition, even a light or tiring exercise can cause their asthma to worsen. However, it still depends on the environment and other conditions such as the weather.

One of the best things to do with this medical condition is to understand the causes of asthma attacks. Knowing this can help you prevent the threatening effects of asthma.

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