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Can You Develop Asthma
Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more
Aggravates them: Second hand smoke is an irritant, like chlorine gas, hair spray, heavy odors, cleaning fumes, etc.All such irritants can aggravate a lung condition like asthma or bronchitis. Many people with both are asymptomatic except when exposed to such triggers. They don't cause it they can trigger a worsening of symptoms if someone has them. ...Read more
Can you develop new asthma triggers to things that have never bothered you before, such as things in your home?
New allergies occur: Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the lung airways and one of the major inflammatory mediators is allergy. Allergies are dynamic so if you have a tendency to be allergic you can develop new allergies. Therefore the answer to your question is yes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chronic disease: It is chronic inflammatory disease of the airways with symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. This is related narrowed airways from inflammatory changes of the airway walls and spasm of the muscle in the airways(bronchospasm). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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