Allergy 4 All

The A to K of asthma triggers

iStock 000020007182SmallDeaths from asthma have fallen dramatically in Australia in the last 15 years, from about 800/year to about 400/year. That is the good news, but the tragedy of asthma deaths continues. Most of this improvement is related to effective preventer therapy using inhaled corticosteroids. These have saved lives. The first line of asthma management remains the control of asthma symptoms and optimising lung function.

Everyone with asthma will know that they have certain triggers that make them wheeze or cough or get tight in the chest. This knowledge can supplement and complement therapy with drugs. That is why knowing your triggers is so important. Also, it may open up avenues for other treatment, such as allergy shots or drops.

So, let’s run through this list:

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