PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

What triggers bronchial asthma?

ANSWER

Bronchial asthma triggers may include:

  • Smoking and secondhand smoke
  • Infections such as colds, flu, or pneumonia
  • Allergens such as food, pollen, mold, dust mites, and pet dander
  • Exercise
  • Air pollution and toxins
  • Weather, especially extreme changes in temperature
  • Drugs (such as aspirin, NSAIDs, and beta-blockers)
  • Food additives (such as MSG)
  • Emotional stress and anxiety
  • Singing, laughing, or crying
  • Perfumes and fragrances
  • Acid reflux

From: Bronchial Asthma WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Smolley, L , New York, Dell, 1998. National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "Expert Panel Report 3 (EPR 3): Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma." Global Initiative for Asthma Management and Prevention. NHLBI/WHO Workshop Report, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, 1995; Pub #95-3659. CDC: FastStats: "Asthma." American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Trends in Allergic Disease."





. Breathe Right Now

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on August 06, 2017

SOURCES: Smolley, L , New York, Dell, 1998. National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "Expert Panel Report 3 (EPR 3): Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma." Global Initiative for Asthma Management and Prevention. NHLBI/WHO Workshop Report, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, 1995; Pub #95-3659. CDC: FastStats: "Asthma." American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Trends in Allergic Disease."





. Breathe Right Now

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on August 06, 2017

NEXT QUESTION:

What are the signs and symptoms of bronchial asthma?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.

    Other Answers On: