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Is asthma genetic?

14 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joshua Davidson
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
10 doctors agree

In brief: Sometimes

Allergic asthma is considered an inheritable condition -- meaning it can be genetic.
But not all children of a mother or father with asthma will develop asthma themselves. There is a great deal of research ongoing to determine the influence of genetics vs. The environment on the development of asthma.

In brief: Sometimes

Allergic asthma is considered an inheritable condition -- meaning it can be genetic.
But not all children of a mother or father with asthma will develop asthma themselves. There is a great deal of research ongoing to determine the influence of genetics vs. The environment on the development of asthma.
Dr. Joshua Davidson
Dr. Joshua Davidson
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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Partially

Atopy, the tendency to HAV allergic reactions, appears to be heritable, as dose atopic asthma.

In brief: Partially

Atopy, the tendency to HAV allergic reactions, appears to be heritable, as dose atopic asthma.
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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Dr. Anna-Kaisa Niemi
Clinical Genetics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Partly genetic

It is so called multifactorial disorders which means that both genetics and environment plays a role.
There are many genes that may cause susceptibility to it but no one gene test to use to predict or diagnose it. Multifactorial disorders (like asthma, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure) tend to run in families because families share common genes.

In brief: Partly genetic

It is so called multifactorial disorders which means that both genetics and environment plays a role.
There are many genes that may cause susceptibility to it but no one gene test to use to predict or diagnose it. Multifactorial disorders (like asthma, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure) tend to run in families because families share common genes.
Dr. Anna-Kaisa Niemi
Dr. Anna-Kaisa Niemi
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