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What Are Causes Of 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
Many: The most important factor is genetics, the second is the environment. At least half of the asthma cases are related to allergies, others mostly unknown and often called intrinsic asthma. Tobacco exposure, viral infection, aside from allergic triggers, often exacerbate asthma. For further details check www.Aaaai.Org. ...Read more
Inflammation: Is the precipitating cause but no one really knows the actual underlying reason some people develop asthma. We do know that allergies and respiratory infections can lead to inflammation that leads to wheezing and "asthma" symptoms. Diet and genetics my also influence developing asthma. ...Read more
Lots of things: There are many asthma triggers. In some cases they can be identified & avoided, or desensitization therapy by an allergist might help. But in most cases, the triggers are difficult if not impossible to avoid, and the answer lies in calming down the asthma response with an inhaled corticosteroid. If asthma symptoms are frequent or severe, increased treatment is needed to avoid serious consequences. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lung inflamation: The background to the lung inflammation can be from many causes. Allergies, cold air, strenuous exercise, etc. It is very important to your treatment to get to the cause and minimize or eliminate exposure if possible. A good history taken by your physician may be abler to pinpoint the cause(s). Get checked. Good Luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Frequently exposures: Asthma attacks come after exposure to a "trigger". Reducing contact with them will certainly help with your attack frequency. I know it can be hard to remove them completely, but anything that helps is good. Cover your mattresses, remove rugs (if possible), stay away from animals (dogs and cats mostly) and certainly get tested by your physician. ...Read more
Many triggers: Asthma starts with inflammation of the airways. That inflammation can be triggered by many exposures, such as allergies, infections, and weather changes. Irritants like cigarette smoke and dust can also start an asthma attack. Exercise for many people can also cause symptoms. In the last few years, acid reflux has been recognized as a cause for asthma. Avoiding & controlling these prevents attacks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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