There may be factors you haven’t considered playing a role in your asthma symptoms and treatment.
Foods or drinks containing sulfites, such as wine, as well as pets and changes in the weather may affect your asthma symptoms.
When you have asthma, it’s important to be aware of your triggers — environmental and behavioral factors that can exacerbate your symptoms and cause an attack.Some potential triggers, like exercise and tree pollen allergies, are well-established asthma risk factors, and you’re probably familiar with them — even if you can’t always take the steps needed to avoid them.But other possible asthma triggers are less obvious, and you may have overlooked or misunderstood them.
Beyond the realm of triggers, it’s also possible that problems with your diagnosis or treatment might be leaving you ineffectively treating your symptoms. But it’s important to get to the bottom of what’s causing your symptoms in order to take control and breathe better.