Colorado Springs Pollen Report For July 10, 2018
Allergy Tip of the Day: What Causes Asthma?
Asthma is caused by inflammation in the airways of the lungs. Asthma has a strong genetic component, so if you have asthma, others in your family may have asthma as well.
Although we don’t know exactly why some people develop asthma, we do know that it is important to identify what triggers as asthma attack or exacerbation. Typical triggers include:
- Allergens (pollen, mold, animal dander, dust mites)
- Tobacco smoke
- Air pollution
- Airway infections
- Physical exertion
It is estimated that 80 percent of children with asthma and more than 50 percent of adults have allergies that trigger their asthma symptoms. “Allergic Asthma” is the most common form of asthma, so identifying your specific triggers is an essential part of developing a management plan.
Provided by: Asthma & Allergy Associates, P.C. and Research Center, Dr. Robert Nathan, Dr. Daniel Soteres, Dr. Luke Webb