The exact cause of asthma is unknown. Asthma is most likely caused by a combination of genetic (inherited) factors and environmental triggers (such as allergens and infections). Asthma tends to run in families, so children whose parents have asthma are more likely to develop it themselves.
Nearly half of adults with asthma have an allergy-related condition, which, in most cases developed first in childhood. (In patients who first develop asthma during...Read more
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In this entry, I would like to comment on how the fact that asthma is such a common disease can in some cases lead to individuals being... Read more »
Can I still play sports if I have asthma? Yes.Wheezing associated with exercise is quite common, and can be effectively treated so that... Read more »
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