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What Does Asthma Cause
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 due to viruses such as influenza (the real flu) or certain bacteria such as mycoplasma or chlamydia. Such patients are usually older and have no history of allergy. Still, patients who already have asthma and get infected, their asthma will get worse. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
Yes: Asthma is a chronic lung disease with multiples symptoms triggered by viral infections , weather changes and specific allergens like mold , dust, cat and dog mites, fish , peanut , eggs and long list. Cough , shortness of breath , chest pain , wheezing , among others. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Quite possible: Fans stir allergens up into the air where they can get inhaled and cause trouble. Dust mite particles will otherwise settle down in 20 min; turning the fan down churns them back up. Worse for cat proteins, in the air hours after even a cat leaves the room. Nasal allergies are one thing; breathing is another! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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