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Asthma Triggers ASTHMA TRIGGERS About 80% of children and 50% of adults with asthma also have allergies. An allergy is the immune system's reaction when exposed to what is otherwise a harmless substance, such as plant pollen, mold, or animal hair, skin or saliva. The immune system treats these substances, called "allergens," as if they are harmful, causing a disruption 10 WORST CTIES to normal body functions. Allergens are what trigger a series of reactions by the immune system during an allergic reaction. Asthma attacks can be triggered by allergies, which can temporarily increase the inflammation of the airways in a susceptible person. FOR ASTHMA, 2010 COMMON ALLERGENS 2nd POLLENS 53-5% of FOOD & DRUG ALLERGIES Twelve factors are used to formulate the most cause of asthma attacks, particularly second hand smoke. Contains more harmful substances (tar, carbon monoxide, nicotine, and others) than the smoke inhaled by the smoker. list, including air pollution, pollen scores, asthma prevalence, use of "rescue inhalers," and poverty. asthma patients have been found allergic to pollens. 1. Richmond 6% of allergy sufferers have food/drug allergies as their primary allergy. Food allergy is more common among children ANIMAL DANDER S (SKIN, SALIVA) 30% a 2. St. Louis 3. Chattanooga, Tenn. 4. Knoxville 5. Milwaukee than adults. 90% of all food allergy reactions are cause by milk, soy, eggs, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish. asthma patients a cat contact can trigger an attack. COMMON NON-ALLERGENS 6. Memphis 7. Tulsa 8. Philadelphia 9. Augusta 10. Atlanta Flu, common cold and viral respiratory infections, among RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS DUST MITES others, are common asthma triggers in adults and children. May be a cause in 50% - 80% of asthma cases. Infographic designed by

Asthma Triggers

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Beautiful infographic on how Asthma is being triggered.


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