5 Common Asthma Triggers
Asthma and allergy triggers lead to serious breathing problems. Here's how to beat them.
Running can trigger symptoms in more than 80 percent of children with asthma. The physical exertion means faster breathing, usually through the mouth, and that means lots of colder-than-usual air rushes through the lungs (normally, air is warmed and humidified by the nose).
The work-around: Use medication before physical activity -- because it's still
really important for kids with exercise-induced asthma to move. Children who are overweight or obese are 50 percent more likely to have symptoms, research shows.