5 Surprising Asthma Triggers

Posted In: Allergist (Immunologist)     2018-02-26     18

Many of us are familiar with the common as the triggers such as cold air, intense workout and allergens like pollen, dust particles and grains.  There are also some unusual asthma triggers that you cannot think of.

 

 Don’t just avoid being in contact with smoke and allergens – be clear about the other unpredicted asthma triggers and you would be able to breathe easy. Find the nearest diagnostic centers in Bangalore with Cureplus

 

Avoid being in contact with these listed, below unexpected asthma triggers:

 

·         Aspirin

 

Studies suggest that nearly 20 percent of adults suffering from asthma experience severe asthma symptoms after taking aspirin. Other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) such as naproxen or ibuprofen can also cause the same asthma symptoms after consumption.

 

·         Acid Reflux and GERD

 

Both acid reflux and GERD can lead to pain as well as burning in the throat, especially when you lie down to rest. These can also stimulate an asthma attack, in some cases if don’t feel heartburn, the acid results in hyper-reaction in a person’s airways.

 

·         Beer & Wine

 

Consuming certain alcoholic drinks such as beer & wine can heightened asthma symptoms and even increase the risk of asthma attack. Either people might be allergic to the alcohol or to ingredients used in it during processing.

 

·         Traffic

 

If you often get stuck in traffic, you need to keep your inhaler ever ready in your car, as exposure to higher levels of air pollution during traffic jams can stimulate asthma attacks.

 

·         Crying or laughter

 

An extreme level of emotions such as intense crying or heavy laughter can spur an asthma attack by altering breathing patterns and blocking the airway. Whenever you laugh or cry, your airways get constricted, restricting the airflow and cause your body to respond to an attack.