Yesterday, May 1st, was World Asthma Day, organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma to bring awareness about the prevalence of asthma in the world. When pollens are flying through the air during allergy season, asthma symptoms are often triggered. Allergy isn’t the only cause of a symptom flare up, but things like perfumes or chemicals, infection, cold exposure and exertion can cause them, too. Paying attention to when symptoms arise, possible triggers, and how you feel during these bouts will help to best determine how to treat the disease. Being evaluated is very important because leaving asthma untreated can lead to many complications. Medications for asthma will only be taken until inflammation decreases and symptoms are under control. Medications aren’t a life sentence, and asthma doesn’t have to be a limiting factor in your life. Find more about asthma and allergy on our blog!