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You can get asthma at any age, but it is most often diagnosed in childhood. With asthma, each person has their own set of asthma triggers. It is important to try to determine your set of triggers so that you can work towards eliminating or reducing them.

Asthma and allergies

MANY PEOPLE WITH ASTHMA have allergies that make their asthma worse. Sometimes it is called “allergy asthma” or “allergic asthma”. If you have asthma and allergies, it’s important to:


Asthma and smoking

THOSE AT GREATEST risk of exposure to smoking and second and third-hand smoke are children, teens, and adults who have asthma and live in homes where smoking is allowed.


Asthma and pregnancy

PREGNANT WOMEN ARE breathing for two. When asthma is controlled, women with asthma have no more complications during pregnancy and giving birth than women who don’t have asthma.


Asthma and travel

IF YOU HAVE ASTHMA, travel shouldn’t generally limit you as long as you are prepared. Travel can expose you to your known asthma triggers, but also to new asthma triggers.