Learn how to avoid these common culprits.
By Diana Kelly Levey
If you’re one of the 26 million Americans with asthma, the spring season might have you bracing yourself as you prepare for potential asthma attacks. Asthma is a chronic inflammation of the lung airways that causes chest tightness, coughing, wheezing or shortness of breath. Asthma conditions can be worsened by extremely dry, wet, or windy weather conditions. In order to decrease your asthma attacks and doctor’s visits, it’s important to know which factors may cause a wheezing episode. Here are 10 common asthma triggers to avoid.
Outdoor Air Pollution
When air quality forecast says the air quality is low or poor, that pollution from cars (especially in a high-traffic area) and factories can trigger an asthma attack. You might want to keep your workouts indoors that day and avoid areas that be exposed to poor air quality. Keep your car windows up if you’re exposed to air pollution on your commute too!