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is asthma more common in men or women

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
23 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes women. According to the cdc, the prevalence of asthma in women is 9.3% and men 7.0%. Women are more likely to die from an acute asthma attack than ... Read More

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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not related: Your facial hair (or lack of) has nothing to do with your asthma. However it is often hereditary especially if your father also has little facial ha ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Men vary: About 5% of men, including myself, can't grow a beard and never get chest hair. Many women prefer this, and a "plus" is that such men are unlikely to ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marion Mcfarland
46 years experience Emergency Medicine
Wheezing: Shortness of breath , tight chest, wheezing, cough.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Asthma triggers: The most common triggers for asthma are: the common cold virus, exercise (90%), allergies (80% in kids and 50% in adults), and smoke.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
17 years experience Pharmacy
Allergies: Allergies are the must common triggers. Among them, animal dander, dust mites, pollen and other allergens that are airborne. In addition, cold air, ex ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
17 years experience Pharmacy
Many: The most common triggers in the home are animal dander, dust mites, smoke (tobacco) polution, molds and assorted others. Ideally you can fous in on th ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
35 years experience Pediatrics
Cough: Shortness of breath.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tzanetos
18 years experience Allergy and Immunology
"atopy": Both asthma and allergy (such as allergic rhinitis) are potential manifestations of what is known as "atopy." atopy means that someone has an underly ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes.: Asthma often triggered by airborne allergens. Most common: danders, dust mites, trees, grasses, pollens, mold. Asthma may also be triggered by non a ... Read More

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