Asthma Doctor | 3 Surprising Asthma Triggers

 

Asthma Doctor | Everyone knows that exercise can easily trigger an asthma attack but what else could hinder your asthma in your everyday life? Many patients would say dog hair or blooming trees but there are more things to watch out for as well. Check out these surprising asthma triggers that your allergy and asthma doctor may mention at your next appointment:

Thunderstorms

Recent research has indicated that there are many more patients who visit the emergency room for asthma-related issues after a thunderstorm. Although researches still disagree on exactly the cause for this, many believe that it has to do with the pollen grains that are already in the air. During thunderstorms, bursts of lightning can rupture those pollen grains that are then blown around by the storm. This can increase the rate of asthma during and immediately after a thunderstorm.

Alcohol

Asthma and allergies are closely related issues that can work against patients. Your allergy and asthma doctor may have told you this. Alcohol has been shown to worsen asthma symptoms due to the possibility of allergies from the ingredients. Not only are the ingredients a factor but the way in which the alcohol was made could also cause allergies that could spawn an asthma attack. Whenever drinking alcohol be sure to have your inhaler nearby just in case of an asthma attack.

Traffic

Driving with the windows down during a traffic jam may be nice on a cooler day but the pollutants released by so many cars can cause an asthma attack. Make sure that you have your inhaler with you in the car. Many asthma attacks can happen just be being around all of the emissions on your drive home from work. Consider making sure that your car is recirculating the same air during traffic jams to help cut down on the number of pollutants entering your vehicle.

Be aware of these surprising things that could possibly trigger your asthma. This is first step being able to get through an attack. Talk about these things with your allergy and asthma doctor at your next appointment at the National Allergy and ENT office nearest you.