Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. Some symptoms may include periods of wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath and coughing. Asthma affects people of all ages, but it most often starts during childhood. The good news is that when “asthma triggers” are reduced, some people see improvement.
“Asthma triggers” is a term that refers to substances, activities, or environmental factors that can bring on an asthma attack. Asthma triggers can be found inside or outside the home. Some common in-home triggers are tobacco smoke, household chemicals, pet dander, roaches, dust mites, mold and fragrances