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What is a trigger?

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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
A cause: A trigger causes something else to happen. Like eating chocolate can trigger a migraine for some folks. Or flashing lights can trigger a seizure for other folks. Was there a particular medical problem you're thinking about?
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 18 years experience
A start: A trigger can refer to something that causes a medical event. A trigger for an asthma attack can be contact with a dog. A trigger for a heart attack can be shoveling heavy snow. A trigger for a diverticulitis can be eating some popcorn.

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