Asthma Triggers & Treatments

Asthma triggers vary from person to person. Some people react to only a few while others react to many.

If you have asthma, it is important to keep track of the causes or triggers that you know provoke your asthma. Because the symptoms do not always occur right after exposure, this may take a bit of detective work. Delayed asthma episodes may occur depending on the type of trigger and how sensitive a person is to it.

Here are the top asthma triggers according to the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America

  • Dust Mites
  • Cockroaches
  • Pollen
  • Molds
  • Pet Dander
  • Rodents
  • Cigarette Smoke
  • Smog or Ozone
  • Wood Fires
  • Charcoal Grills
  • Strong Fumes (such as paint, gasoline, perfumes)
  • Dust Particles
  • Colds
  • Flu (influenza)
  • Sinus Infections
  • Pneumonia
  • Exercise (especially in cold air)
  • Strong Emotions (that affect normal breathing patterns)
  • NSAIDs
  • Beta Blockers
  • Sulfites in Food
  • Hormonal Changes (menstrual cycle)
  • Reflux

The AAFA offers a great guide to managing asthma. 

Top Treatment Options

Fasenra

    • Approved November 2017
    • Monthly Injection
    • Avg Cost $4,969
    • Treatment for Severe Asthma, Reduces Asthma Attacks
    • 12 Years Old and Up

Cinqair

    • Approved March 2016
    • Monthly IV Infusion
    • Avg Cost $924.69
    • Treatment for Severe Asthma, Reduces Asthma Attacks
    • 12 Years Old and Up

Nucala

    • Approved November 2015
    • Monthly Injection
    • Avg Cost $3,002.95
    • Treatment for Severe Asthma, Reduces Asthma Attacks
    • 12 Years Old and Up

Dulera

    • Approved June 2010
    • Daily Maintenance Inhaler
    • Avg Cost $228.09
    • Maintenance Treatment for Asthma
    • 12 Years Old and Up

Breo Ellipta

    • Approved April 2015 (Asthma)
    • Once Daily Inhaler
    • Avg Cost $145.22
    • Short-Term Use for Severe Asthma
    • 18 Years Old and UP

Combivent Respimat

    • Approved October 2011
    • 4 Times Per Day Inhaler
    • Avg Cost $393.14
    • Short-Term Use for Severe Asthma
    • 18 Years Old and Up

QVAR

    • Approved August 2017 (New Formulation)
    • Once Daily Maintenence Inhaler
    • Avg Cost $198.93
    • Maintenance Treatment for Asthma
    • 12 Years Old and Up

ADVAIR

    • Approved August 2000
    • Daily Inhaler
    • Avg Cost 396.92
    • Maintenance Treatment for Asthma
    • 4 Years Old and Up

Incruse Ellipta

  • Approved April 2014 
  • Once Daily Inhaler
  • Avg Cost 328.72
  • Maintenance Treatment for Asthma
  • 18 years and Up

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History Facts - The Vietnam War

  1. The Vietnam War lasted from 1955 to 1975. Although it was officially a conflict between North and South Vietnam, direct US involvement resulted in 8,744,000 American soldiers seeing action over almost twenty years. A total of 58,318 US military personnel reportedly died in the war.
  2. The Vietnam War was also known as the Second Indochina War. The First Indochina War broke out between the communist North and the French-backed resistance in the South. Due to the threat of growing communism, the US gradually took a more prominent role in the conflict.
  3. At the time of the Vietnam War, world leaders feared that communism might spread from one nation to the next. They feared it would spread like a contagion to Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and their neighbors.
  4. The Americans relied on massive firepower and air superiority. Although they won almost all the major military encounters with their enemies, they still lost the war on a political and social level. They were heavily criticized for not understanding Vietnam's culture and history.
  5. When determining whether to take part in the Vietnam War on a grand scale, US leaders and political advisers felt they could quickly take over the conflict and control Vietnam. Part of their reasoning was that it was a small nation. Geographically, though, it's almost as big as Germany.
  6. The progress of the Vietnam War was documented and compiled in a file known as the Pentagon Papers. These classified documents were shared with the New York Times by a Department of Defense employee.

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