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A 18-year-old female asked:

if a person has asthma, should they be allowed to pump propane?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Asthma propane: If propane brings on a spell I would not pump porpane.
Dr. Sanober Butt
Pulmonology 20 years experience
It depends : Asthma control depends on control of triggers . If it triggers your asthma you should be around it but If it doesn’t and if you follow all occupational hazard precautions you should be okay.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

What are common asthma triggers?

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Many Triggers: Some triggers of asthma included allegens (dust, pet sander, pollens, grasses and molds), temperature extremes, viruses, exercise and emotions to name a few.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Does asthma affect people over 60?

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Respiratory diseases such as asthma are common after the age of 65 because the lung function decreases over time. You may start noticing the asthma symptoms for the first time at this age. One report in 2006 showed about 2.5 million people 65 and above had asthma problem with more than 1 million asthma attacks.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Is it true that asthma is hereditary?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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It often is.: Not in 100% of cases, but often it runs in families.
A 24-year-old member asked:

How is asthma triggered by dust?

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Allergies: Dust and dust mites can trigger allergies which in turn trigger asthma.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What are common asthma trigger factors in a person's home?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Williams
Pharmacy 18 years experience
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 the particular trigger but this is often difficult to say the least. Removing carpeting ; rugs is a start as well as keeping cats and dogs out of your bedroom. Dust mites can be controlled in your bedroom by using special mattress covers. Air purifiers.
Dr. Lily Hwang
Dr. Lily Hwang commented
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 18 years experience
Agree with Dr Williams. Recommend seeing an allergist and asthma specialist to help figure out what your exact triggers are so you can focus in on what you need to do to help get your asthma under control
Nov 23, 2013

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