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i'm worried because my boyfriend has bad asthma, what do you suggest?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
See specialist: Asthma can be severe and even life threatening. Frequently patients underestimate the degree of severity of asthma. It's reassuring that he has a person who cares deeply about his health. An asthma specialist (allergist or pulmonologist) is specifically trained to develop a treatment plan including avoiding asthma triggers, medications and possibly allergy shots to control asthma. Don't delay!

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What are common asthma triggers?

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Many Triggers: Some triggers of asthma included allegens (dust, pet sander, pollens, grasses and molds), temperature extremes, viruses, exercise and emotions to name a few.
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Does asthma affect people over 60?

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Is it true that asthma is hereditary?

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It often is.: Not in 100% of cases, but often it runs in families.
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How is asthma triggered by dust?

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What are common asthma trigger factors in a person's home?

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Dr. Richard Williams
Pharmacy 18 years experience
Many: The most common triggers in the home are animal dander, dust mites, smoke (tobacco) polution, molds and assorted others. Ideally you can fous in on the particular trigger but this is often difficult to say the least. Removing carpeting ; rugs is a start as well as keeping cats and dogs out of your bedroom. Dust mites can be controlled in your bedroom by using special mattress covers. Air purifiers.
Dr. Lily Hwang
Dr. Lily Hwang commented
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 18 years experience
Agree with Dr Williams. Recommend seeing an allergist and asthma specialist to help figure out what your exact triggers are so you can focus in on what you need to do to help get your asthma under control
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