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
Although it's difficult to diagnose, kids can get asthma too. Since infants can't communicate they are having trouble breathing, it's up... Read more »
See the accompanying comic strip! Some people have asthma for so long that it's just a normal part of life, another thing to deal with.... Read more »
We have almost made it through the last of outdoor allergy season. Ragweed has run its course in most of the U.S. while mold spores try to... Read more »
Asthma attacks can be frightening, both for those having them, as well as for their loved ones who watch them go through the experience. As... Read more »
Asthma attacks, especially severe ones, are a constant threat when you have asthma. Many asthmatics end up in the hospital at some point in... Read more »