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Many homes contain hazards, like mold and dustmites, that trigger and exacerbate asthma symptoms. Forty percent of asthma episodes are caused by preventable triggers in the home.1
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory lung condition that affects the airways and the way a person breathes. It is a condition that can only be treated, not cured. An average of one out of every 10 school-aged children has asthma.
Asthma afflicts 25.7 million Americans yearly and causes:
The impact of asthma:
Asthma triggers in the home include:
If someone in your home is experiencing chronic coughing, wheezing, chest tightness or shortness of breath, see a doctor. If these symptoms increase in the home, especially at night, home-based asthma triggers may be the cause. Create an Asthma Action Plan with your doctor to help manage and control asthma attacks. Learn about common asthma triggers and how you can control or remove them from your home.
Do you live in Maryland? Learn about GHHI's Resident Education Services to learn control asthma triggers in the home.
normal lung compared to lung with asthma
Inhaler use helps manage asthma.