Asthma and allergic triggers. What can you do to help improve asthma management? Asthma is a chronic lung disease causing airways to swell, narrow, and produce extra mucus, making it hard to breathe. But did you know that up to 90% of children and 60% of adults with asthma have allergic sensitizations? It’s important to know if you have allergic triggers. And if so, exactly what they are. It could be the key to improving symptom management. Common triggers include pollen, mold, cats, dog and house dust mites. Everybody’s different but along with patient history and symptoms, it’s possible to confirm individual triggers with a single blood test. Identifying your triggers and reducing exposure could help to improve asthma management and reduce the need for medication. You have the power to make a difference. Ask your healthcare provider for a specific IgE blood test today.