Asthma is a chronic lung disease that causes inflammation and obstruction of the airways and causes symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. Hundreds of thousands of people are killed by this disease worldwide each year and children are particularly at risk. Let’s have a brief look at some of the causes of asthma.
Tobacco smoke is one of the environmental causes of asthma and is one of the main reasons for deaths occurring because of wheezing, respiratory infections and asthma. Parents, especially mothers, who are smokers are not just damaging your lungs but also increases the risk of asthma in their children.
If you have asthma sufferer, you are probably allergic to suffer too. Antibodies in the blood is called an allergic reaction that causes inflammation of the airways in asthma. There are various allergies in the environment that can trigger the allergy.
People spend much of their time indoors, and there are various biological allergens present in the house. These are dust mites are tiny animals that live in dust. Dust mites are found in all the houses; although some houses have a huge number of these insects. Besides cleanliness, the amount of moisture present indoors is a big reason for their existence. They are also found in more temperate climates and normal height. Dust mites eat the dust from our skin and then leave droppings containing residual enzymes used to digest the skin of dust. These enzymes are the main triggers of allergy and asthma.
If you have pets in the house, you are constantly exposed to animal dander and hair. Protein skin flakes, urine, feces, saliva and hair of animals, especially cats, are tiny particles that float in the air and land on any part of the body that come into contact with the nose and mouth. This protein is why dander is considered to be a potent allergen.
The presence of molds and mildew is also a common cause of asthma attacks. If the air circulation in the building is poor or it is not getting enough sunlight, the growth of molds and mildew is very likely, especially if there is a steady moisture or humidity in the house. Mold spores tend to float in the air and cause allergic population.
High moisture in the indoor air increases the presence of these allergens and increases the risk of having an asthma attack. The best way to reduce asthma attacks is to reduce your exposure to these indoor irritants. Maintain good air circulation, allowing sunlight to enter the house, and use products that can help control high moisture in the air is the best solution for this.