Five major triggers

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Five major triggers

Postby Wilberforce » Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:18 pm

Dr. Steven B. Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology

Five major triggers

Exercise, cold air, pollution, respiratory infection especially viral respiratory infection, and allergens. Number 6 is laughter. That's right; ask anyone with asthma. There are 2 kinds of air pollution - outdoor & indoor. Everyone knows about outdoor pollution. Indoor pollution is cigarette smoke, wood smoke, gases from poorly-functioning gas appliances like a stove, cooking odors & fragrances.

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• The Surgeon General has determined that there is no safe level of exposure to ambient smoke!

• If you smell even a subtle odor of smoke, you are being exposed to poisonous and carcinogenic chemical compounds!

• Even a brief exposure to smoke raises blood pressure, (no matter what your state of health) and can cause blood clotting, stroke, or heart attack in vulnerable people. Even children experience elevated blood pressure when exposed to smoke!

• Since smoke drastically weakens the lungs' immune system, avoiding smoke is one of the best ways to prevent colds, flu, bronchitis, or risk of an even more serious respiratory illness, such as pneumonia or tuberculosis! Does your child have the flu? Chances are they have been exposed to ambient smoke!
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