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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
18 years experience Pharmacy
Difficult call: At present there have been some associations made between certain genes and diseases like asthma. However, the actual strength of this relationship ha ... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
18 years experience Pharmacy
Hard to say: Though there seems to be a family link, the specific genes involved have really not been identified. Indeed there may be many genetic links involved s ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
18 years experience Pharmacy
Quite a few: Quite a number of genes which are know to interact to cause asthma have been identified. However, the end is not yet here. Links between seemingly unr ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Phenotypes of Asthma: There are particular chromosomes noted for being associated with the asthma genotype but this does not mean they are a part of the asthma phenotype (g ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jean Jeudy
17 years experience Radiology
Maybe: Surprisingly, M470V is a common variation. Studies have shown 50% of the population has this mutation and actually less likely to cause CF. Most indiv ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Its complicated: Asthma can be and does have a genetic component. The genetics of asthma are very complex and involves multiple genes.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Davidson
18 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Sometimes: Allergic asthma is considered an inheritable condition -- meaning it can be genetic. But not all children of a mother or father with asthma will devel ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Asthma is often genetically predisposed. See your doctor to get a lung function test. Coughing is one of the major symptoms in asthma and there is a ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Possible: It is not unusual for a patient to have a history of asthma as a child/teen have the symptoms resolve and then return as an adult.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
18 years experience Pharmacy
Difficult to answer: Most asthma that starts in childhood can be linked to allergies. As we mature, other "triggers" may come into play such as occupational triggers (dust ... Read More
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