Allergies

How Do Allergies Trigger Asthma Attacks?

Asthma and allergies are greatly interrelated. Generally, the factors which result in asthma and allergies are common. The common cause for allergy is known to be dust, smoke, tobacco, paint, mold, pollen in the air, sometimes food which is eaten.

If all these causes of allergy are consistently present in the atmosphere for a long time and keep on irritating the person continuously. The allergy will be transformed into a chronic allergy. This chronic allergy will trigger asthma slowly.

What Is Asthma?

Asthma is defined as that chronic condition in which the windpipes of the lungs become narrow and inflamed. This narrowing in the wind pipes disturbs the normal breathing patterns which are known as “episodes or attacks”.

The severity of this condition varies from person to person. The symptoms of this condition includes shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, tightness in the chest etc.

How Allergy Trigger Asthma Attacks:

The studies have proved that the allergens and irritants can be a cause for triggering the attacks of asthma. Allergens are known as those ingredients which can result in an allergic reaction in few people.

Some allergens which are found inside your homes includes dander of your pets, dust mites, molds, debris of cockroach etc. Similarly irritants are defined as those substances which have the tendency to irritate the respiratory tract. Few irritants like fumes of paint, smoke of tobacco, smoke of burning coal etc.

Whenever these collection of these allergens or irritants increases in the body the chances for the asthmatic attack increases. The sensitive people are more prone to such attack as compared to those who have a strong immune system.

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