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How do you identify asthma triggers?

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You and your doctor can identify many causes of asthma symptoms through looking at your history of reaction and skin or blood testing. Your doctor may also recommend using a device called a peak flow meter to measure how much and how quickly air is exhaled from your lungs. It can alert you to changes in your breathing and the onset of asthma symptoms.

SOURCES:  National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "Causes of Asthma."  American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "Causes of Asthma."  Murray, J. and Nadel, J. Third edition, W.B. Saunders Company, 2000.  .



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SOURCES:  National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "Causes of Asthma."  American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "Causes of Asthma."  Murray, J. and Nadel, J. Third edition, W.B. Saunders Company, 2000.  .



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