- Allergens: dust, pollens, grass, moulds
- Irritants: smoke, pollution, chemicals, cold air
- Viral infections (cold/flu)
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Asthma: Breath Easy
Without breath we cannot survive. Asthma can make it challenging for many to catch their breath. During an asthmatic attack your respiratory tract becomes inflamed, mucus starts to build up and the muscles in your airways tighten. The resulting symptoms include wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath and chest tightness. Symptoms range in severity from mild to potentially life threatening. These symptoms often first appear in childhood but may also develop in adults. The causes of asthma are not fully understood. Asthma is a type of allergic response that involves our respiratory tract overreacting to trigger substances. Common triggers include: