What triggers asthma symptoms?
Different people’s asthma symptoms can be triggered by different things – from food to air pollution, animals or weather.
From hot to cold to thunderstorms, weather can trigger asthma symptoms. Find out why different kinds of weather, and sudden changes in temperature, can make your asthma worse - and get expert tips on how to stay well.
Find out how to manage your asthma well so that your symptoms are not affected by a chest infection.
Most people with asthma do not have to follow a special diet. But, in some cases, certain foods can make symptoms worse.
Colds and flu can be miserable for anyone, but if you have asthma they can potentially trigger symptoms.
Some people’s asthma symptoms get worse when they drink any kind of alcohol, while others may only have symptoms when they have a particular kind of drink such as wine or beer.
Find out more about female sex hormones and asthma, and how you can lower your risk.
Knowing the facts about recreational drugs can help keep your asthma under control.
Find out how stress can trigger asthma symptom and how to lower your risk of stress affecting your asthma.
Exercise is good for everyone, including people with asthma. If your asthma is well controlled, you should be able to join in, have fun and keep fit.
Find out how an allergy to pollen causes hay fever, how hay fever affects your lung condition, and how to manage it so it has less impact on your daily life.
Having sex can be an asthma trigger, just like any exercise. But, with good management of your symptoms, your sex life will be unaffected.
Find out how damp and mould could make your asthma worse and how you can manage them.
Find out why cigarette smoke can trigger your asthma symptoms and how you can avoid it.
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