Asthma Risk Factors

There are usually reasons or risk factors that affect your asthma and breathing problems. Asthma can occur in anyone who does not have risk factors, but the likelihood is smaller. Let's look at some asthma risk factors and how these factors can increase the chances of someone experiencing asthma symptoms like coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. After determining your own risk factors for asthma, then determine what risk factors you can control and try to make some lifestyle changes. It is important to control the asthma risk factors you can control to prevent asthma symptoms.
Although you can not change your gender or family history, you can avoid smoking, breathing contaminated air, allergens, and taking care of your general health so you are not overweight. Take control of your asthma by controlling your asthma risk factors. By understanding all the risk factors of asthma, you may be able to prevent or control your asthma. 
Gender and Asthma
Asthma in childhood is more common in boys than in girls. What causes this is not yet known, although some experts find the size of a young man's airway is smaller than that of a woman's airway. This may contribute to an increased risk of wheezing after a cold or other viral infection. At around age 20, the ratio of asthma between men and women is the same. While at the age of 40 years, women more experienced asthma than men.
Family history of asthma
Your asthma can be passed from your mother or father or both. You inherited a genetic that causes you to have asthma. It is estimated that about three-fifths of all cases of asthma are hereditary. According to a CDC report, if a person has a parent with asthma, then he is more likely to develop asthma up to 3 to 6 times compared to someone whose parents do not have asthma.
Atopy and Asthma
Atopy refers to allergic hypersensitivity that affects other parts of the body that are not in contact with allergens (ie substances that trigger allergic reactions of the body). Atopy may include eczema (atopic dermatitis), allergic rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis, and asthma. Some children with eczema or atopic dermatitis develop asthma. Some findings suggest that children with atopic dermatitis may have more severe and persistent asthma as adults.
Allergies Associated with Asthma
Allergies and asthma are often side by side. Indoor allergy is a predictor of someone who may be at risk of asthma. One national study shows the level of bacterial toxin, called endotoxin in house dust, is directly related to asthma symptoms and the use of asthma inhalers, bronchodilators, and other asthma medications. Other indoor allergen sources include animal protein (especially cat and dog allergens), dust mites, cockroaches, molds, and molds. Changes that make homes more energy-efficient over the years are also expected to increase exposure to the cause of the asthma.
Environmental Factors and Asthma
Indoor air pollution such as cigarette smoke, mildew, and harmful fumes from household cleaners and paints can cause allergic reactions and asthma. Environmental factors such as pollution, sulfur dioxide, nitrous oxide, ozone, cold temperatures, and high humidity are factors known to trigger asthma in susceptible individuals. In fact, symptoms of asthma and hospital treatment of asthma are greatly increased when there is severe air pollution. Ozone is the main destructive substance in the smoke. This results in cough, shortness of breath, and even chest pain and may increase susceptibility to infection. Sulfur dioxide is another component of the smoke, which also irritates the airway and narrows the airways, and causes asthma attacks. Gas stoves are the main source of indoor nitrogen dioxide, the common indoor pollutants. Research shows that people who cook with gas are more likely to experience wheezing, shortness of breath, asthma attacks, and allergies than those who cook with other methods. It is estimated that more than half of households in the United States use gas stoves. Weather changes can also cause asthma attacks in some people. For example, cold air causes a compromised airway and increased mucus production. Increased humidity can also cause difficulty breathing in certain populations.
Cigarette Smoke Is A Risk Factor Of Asthma
Some studies confirm that smoking is associated with an increased risk of developing asthma. There is also evidence that smoking among teenagers increases the risk of asthma. Even other findings linked passive smoking by developing asthma early in life.
The Relationship Between Obesity and Asthma
Some studies show that asthma is more common in adults and overweight children. People with overweight asthma seem to have less controlled asthma and longer asthma treatment.
Pregnancy and Asthma
Mothers who smoke during pregnancy seem to produce babies with lower lung function than those whose mothers do not smoke. Premature birth is also a risk factor for developing asthma.

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