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What should I do if being full (eating meals) easily triggers mild asthma attacks?

What should I do if being full (eating meals) easily triggers mild asthma attacks?

Possibly...: ...It's reflux (heartburn) that is triggering the attacks. Ask your doctor about possibly treating that. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of ...Read more


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Sweet corn can trigger asthma?

Sweet corn can trigger asthma?

Possibly: Though allergies are a common trigger for asthma attacks, food allergies are not as commonly linked as inhaled allergens like animal dander or pollution. Often, people with allergies are allergic to more than 1 allergen. Perhaps this is you case and investigating other possibilities with your physician cam be helpful. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are common asthma triggers?

Triggers...: Common asthma triggers include dust, pollen, upper respiratory infections, lung infections, exercise, cold air, food allergies, pet dander, mold, cigarette smoke, etc. ...Read more

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How can exercise trigger asthma?

How can exercise trigger asthma?

More demand: The simplest way to put it is that there is more demand on the lungs to exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide during exercise. That requires faster and deeper respirations and may strain all parts of the lungs. ...Read more

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What food can trgger the asthma?

What food can trgger the asthma?

Unusual but anything: In theory almost any food can cause an allergic reaction -- which includes asthma symptoms. But most mild food allergic reactions aren't so severe. See a board certified allergist if you have had symptoms.. They can easily help you pinpoint the cause. ...Read more

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Why would salsa be a trigger for my asthma?

Why would salsa be a trigger for my asthma?

GERD -> asthma: Sometimes acid reflux can irritate asthma conditions and, in some people, salsa and other spicy foods can provoke reflux. ...Read more

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Can asthma get worse or can other things trigger it?

Can asthma get worse or can other things trigger it?

Absolutely: Yes, one can have what are known as "exacerbations, " when the symptoms of asthma get worse. These are often triggered by exposure to smoke (e.G, cigarettes, wood smoke, etc.), molds, environmental allergens (e.g., pollen) or simply by exercising and increasing the workload on the lungs. ...Read more

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What are the most common triggers of asthma attacks?

What are the most common triggers of asthma attacks?

Depends: In childhood it is often the presence of inflammation from any of a number of infectious agents, often viral. Only 5% are thought related to allergy triggers but these can aggravate any compromised kid. As they age, the pattern may change. Exercise triggered events are common in the teen years but this pattern seems to fade in adulthood. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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What are common triggers for allergic reactions and asthma?

What are common triggers for allergic reactions and asthma?

Allegens & irritiant: Allergens: house dust mites, animal danders, mold spores, pollens & sometimes foods. Irritants: cigarette smoke, wood & barbecue smoke, poorly-burning gas stoves, heaters, furnaces & hot water heaters, smog, diesel exhausts, pesticides, fragrance. For asthma these physical triggers: cold air, exercise, laughter, stress, and respiratory infections, especially viral respiratory infections. ...Read more

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What are some good, simple ways to explore triggers for asthma attacks?

Diary: I would not recommend that you simply "explore" on your own, specially if the symptoms are severe. Keeping a detailed diary on patterns of flareups, should help you identify what may be your triggers. Keep in mind that some of the most common are: allergens like pollen, dust mites, mold, pets, and exercising. Allergy testing would also help. ...Read more

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Can asthma be triggered by roaches? I heard that they can trigger asthma attacks?

Possible: Asthma can be triggered by environmental allergens such as pet dander and insects like roaches. Best to avoid known triggers. Triggers can be different in different people. ...Read more

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Can you develop new asthma triggers to things that have never bothered you before, such as things in your home?

Can you develop new asthma triggers to things that have never bothered you before, such as things in your home?

New allergies occur: Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the lung airways and one of the major inflammatory mediators is allergy. Allergies are dynamic so if you have a tendency to be allergic you can develop new allergies. Therefore the answer to your question is yes. ...Read more

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I have asthma but it triggers very rarely. From past 2 days I am having hard time during time night due to asthma. Please suggest how to calm it down?

I have asthma but it triggers very rarely. From past 2 days I am having hard time during time night due to asthma. Please suggest how to calm it down?

Asthma: If you don't already have an albuterol inhaler then call your doctors office to get one. This is a "rescue" inhaler to open you airways for a short time. It will help in the short term but is not the entire answer to your issue. You should also make an appt with your doctor to discuss if there might be a trigger for this you can avoid an also to consider at least for awhile a "controller" med ...Read more

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Could anger trigger asthma attacks?

Could anger trigger asthma attacks?

Not typical: Anger may cause an increase in anxiety which could mimic asthma. Sometimes strong emotions may also cause a histamine release which could flare certain asthma symptoms. Recommend control asthma and temper. ...Read more

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Possible to have asthma triggered by reflux?

Possible to have asthma triggered by reflux?

Yes...: Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or gerd, can induce bronchospasm in susceptible people. This is the reason gerd should be aggressively managed in patients with bronchospasm, including asthmatics. ...Read more

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Why is my asthma triggered when I have a fever?

Why is my asthma triggered when I have a fever?

Underlying causes: Fever is not a trigger factor for asthma flare up. However, the underlying causes of fever, e.g., viral infections, are. ...Read more

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Could my asthma be triggered by exercise and allergies?

Could my asthma be triggered by exercise and allergies?

Yes: About 60% of asthma is "allergic asthma." this is asthma that can be aggravated by environmental allergies (e.g. Dust mite or cat dander or ragweed). About 40% of asthma is "non-allergic." common triggers of non-allergic asthma include exercise, cold air, respiratory infections, or emotion. ...Read more

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How common is it to develop asthmas as an adult? What usually triggers this?

How common is it to develop asthmas as an adult? What usually triggers this?

Not uncommon.: Sometimes a viral infection can trigger this...or it is possible to develop seasonal or other allergies, even if they weren't there when younger. There are other lung conditions that can mimic asthma, so just be sure you've discussed this with your doctor or a pulmonologist or allergist. ...Read more

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Can yeast triger asthmas?

Can yeast triger asthmas?

Asthma: Yeast is a very vague term. People allergic to mold in the environment can have asthma triggered by them. There is a mold related allergic reaction that can occur resembling asthma called abpa but it is very rare. So not sure where is the yeast you are inquiring about. ...Read more

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How is asthma triggered by dust?

How is asthma triggered by dust?

Different Ways: Also thick particulates in the air can trigger asthma without allergies, such as a dust cloud. And see dr windisch's answer. ...Read more

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Does swimming a lot the same day make a person's asthma trigger?

Possible: There is study showing that people swimming in chlorinated pool are more likely to get asthma exacerbation. Thus the longer the exposure, the more likely the asthma. Extreme athletes may also get bronchospasm (not officially classified as asthma but behaves like one) during very vigorous exercise.
I presume that your asthma is under control otherwise. ...Read more

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How do stress cause my asthma to be trigger. I don't understand how stress can be a trigger?

How do stress cause my asthma to be trigger. I don't understand how stress can be a trigger?

Yes it is: Stress is one of the five major asthma triggers, the feeling of anxiety and fear make you feel short of breath and paneky, and that is the trigger,
yes stress can put asthma symptoms on overdrive and make it much worse. ...Read more

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What are some triggers I should worry about if I have bad asthma and I need to fly regularly?

What are some triggers I should worry about if I have bad asthma and I need to fly regularly?

Viruses, Dry Air: Dry cabin air can make the lining of your nose & throat more vulnerable to infection & your bronchial tubes more sensitive. Hydrating with extra water may help. Viral infections are passed by contact. Wash hands with soap & water after visiting the lavatory. Consider cleaning armrests & tray tables with a disposable towelette. Fatigue increases asthma risk - get as much rest as possible. ...Read more

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I already had 6 days cough, and I still don't get better even I'm taking medications and im afraid it triggers my asthma if can't be treated. Help!?

It may trigger!: Good evening, juliean
respiratory infections can trigger an asthma attack. Most respiratory infections are due to some viral infections, in which case you will get better without any antibiotics. Bacterial infections which require an antibiotic usually make you feel feverish. An aggressive treatment of symptoms of asthma such as use of inhalers may prevent triggering an asthma attack. ...Read more

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Is a eucalyptus sauna safe for asthma. I haven't had an attack since I was six and can do high intensity exercises without my asthma being triggered.

Likely OK: If you don't have active asthma, you'll likely be fine. But be aware, you can never tell what may set off "asthmatic" lungs. It's possible that the "vaporized" eucalyptus oil may irritate your lungs and set off an asthma flare. If the heat of a sauna alone could do this. So just be aware and vigilant and you should be fine. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How is asthma being diagnosed? What are the tests done to find the trigger of the asthma? How can we rate how servere is the asthma? Cure for asthma?

PFTs/ symptoms: Asthma is DX based on a history, intermittent shortness of breath/wheezing) and exam findings that show intermittent airway obstruction. This can be confirmed by pulmonary function tests (breathing tests). Asthma may not have specific triggers, but allergy testing, history and exercise tests can look for allergic or exercise related triggers. Many good inhaled medicines to control, no cure. ...Read more

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Is there a trigger for an asthma attack?

Is there a trigger for an asthma attack?

Triggers...: There can be triggers for asthma exacerbation including allergic triggers, infectious triggers, environmental triggers, etc. Sometimes, an allergist can verify asthma triggers in an individual patient. Some triggers can be avoided once identified. See your doctor to identify your triggers! ...Read more

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What it is in ammonia that can trigger asthma?

What it is in ammonia that can trigger asthma?

Bronchial irritant: Ammonia can trigger asthma since it is a bronchial irritant. It is not a specific allergen. It is an asthma trigger in the same way that chlorine near a swimming pool or other strong cleaning agents can be--by irritating already "twitchy" or reactive airways. ...Read more