“Asthma triggers are all around us,” says Jill Heins, director of Respiratory Health for the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest. “Triggers make a person’s asthma worse. We spend the majority of our time indoors and so we need to eliminate those triggers at that source.”
While medicine can help manage symptoms, limiting exposure to asthma triggers is key to preventing asthma attacks, Heins says. “There are two parts to asthma management: medication therapy and the avoidance and removal of triggers,” she explains.
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