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How does asthma spread?

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Dr. Alex Martinez
Internal Medicine - Allergy
16 doctors agree

In brief: Many causes 4 asthma

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways caused by both inherited and environmental factors.
It doesn't spread like infections but develops in patients when inflammation leads to spasm of muscles around the windpipe and the airways become hypersensitive. Many factors trigger asthma, including allergies, respiratory infections, weather changes, irritants, exercise, and acid reflux.

In brief: Many causes 4 asthma

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways caused by both inherited and environmental factors.
It doesn't spread like infections but develops in patients when inflammation leads to spasm of muscles around the windpipe and the airways become hypersensitive. Many factors trigger asthma, including allergies, respiratory infections, weather changes, irritants, exercise, and acid reflux.
Dr. Alex Martinez
Dr. Alex Martinez
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Dr. Paul Carter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Genes & environment

Asthma is inherited from your parents.
Any allergic disease in your parents puts you at risk for asthma. Whether you develop asthma or not is due to your environmental exposures.

In brief: Genes & environment

Asthma is inherited from your parents.
Any allergic disease in your parents puts you at risk for asthma. Whether you develop asthma or not is due to your environmental exposures.
Dr. Paul Carter
Dr. Paul Carter
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