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How can you avoid asthma?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Fight genetics!

That's right. 50% of asthma risk you get from your parents.
If you choose ones with allergies or asthma you are already at high risk. Tell your parents not to smoke, especially when mom is pregnant with you. Tell them to get a dog and a cat before your birth. That helps. Don't live near roads with heavy diesel traffic. Avoid wood smoke & damp homes. Get exercise, sunshine & eat lots of fish.

In brief: Fight genetics!

That's right. 50% of asthma risk you get from your parents.
If you choose ones with allergies or asthma you are already at high risk. Tell your parents not to smoke, especially when mom is pregnant with you. Tell them to get a dog and a cat before your birth. That helps. Don't live near roads with heavy diesel traffic. Avoid wood smoke & damp homes. Get exercise, sunshine & eat lots of fish.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine

In brief: Sometimes you can't

Developing asthma is not always in a person's control.
Allergies can happen no matter what you do as can airway inflammation. Asthma can occur in non-smokers but smoking can lead to airway inflammation so smoking needs to be avoided. Avoiding allergy triggers is also necessary. Good luck!

In brief: Sometimes you can't

Developing asthma is not always in a person's control.
Allergies can happen no matter what you do as can airway inflammation. Asthma can occur in non-smokers but smoking can lead to airway inflammation so smoking needs to be avoided. Avoiding allergy triggers is also necessary. Good luck!
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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