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How is asthma transmitted

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean McGhee
Allergy and Immunology 24 years experience
Genes + environment: People with asthma usually are predisposed to be allergic. This is usually inherited, and so caused by your particular genes. However, this alone is n... Read More
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
Also infection: While 80% of asthma patients have allergies, there are patients whose asthma starts after they had a respiratory infection. Those infections can be du... Read More
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Allergies: The majority of childhood asthma is caused by allergies creating inflammation in the lungs which leads to narrowing of the air tubes in the lungs and ... Read More

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 30 years experience
Inflammation: There are many causes of asthma, allergies and pollution and reactions to infections are just a few. Inflammation builds up in the airways and so does... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Asthma?: Asthma is mostly from inflammation of the airways leading to mucus, spasm, and obstruction. The symptoms consist of various combinations of coughing, ... Read More
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
InflammatoryDisease: Asthma is a chronic Inflamatory Disease of the Airway and causes recurrent symptoms and airflow obstruction and reversible airflow obstruction and Bon... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
No: Very much treatable though.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
Pharmacy 19 years experience
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
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Can be: Asthma can be a disability depending on the severity of the asthma.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Martinez
Specializes in Allergy
Many causes 4 asthma: Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways caused by both inherited and environmental factors. It doesn't spread like infections but deve... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Goldsobel
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Not really: Asthma is not an infectious disease and so is not transmissible as such. Viral infections or colds that worsen asthma are transmissible or infectious... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kimura
Allergy and Immunology 36 years experience
Lung testing.: Asthma involves inflammation, muscle spasm and mucus production in the airways. It is diagnosed by history, physical exam, and lung function testing. ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Lavi
Allergy and Immunology 22 years experience
Treat allergens.: Having normal, asthma symptom free days defines asthma control. Minimizing medication use, medication side effects and costs is also part of asthma co... Read More
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