asthma_triggers_inside.jpgA person with a hypersensitive immune system reacts adversely to triggers in the environment, causing him or her to get conditions like bronchial asthma, atopic dermatitis or eczema, and allergic rhinitis. If you or one of your children has asthma, it's important to take note of the things that could cause an attack.

Here are 10 ways to avoid the most common triggers and lead a healthier, symptom-free life.

Dr. Maria Lurenda Suplido Westergaard finished her medical studies at the University of the Philippines in 1995 then went on to study Occupational Medicine at the National University of Singapore.

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(First published as “Health Check” in Good Housekeeping, Good Health section in October 2005; photo by Corrie... via Flickr Creative Commons; adapted for use in Female Network)

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