Risk Factors for Asthma
A risk factor is something that raises the chances of getting a health problem. A person can get asthma with or without the risks below. The more risks as person has, the greater the chances are.
Things that can raise the risk are:
- Having family members with asthma
- Having allergies, especially to:
- Animal dander
- Dust and dust mites
- Some foods or food additives
- Health conditions, such as:
- Working in farming, painting, and cleaning
- Smoking, smoking when pregnant—or being around secondhand smoke
- Aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs—in some people
- Acute asthma exacerbation in children. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/condition/acute-asthma-exacerbation-in-children. Accessed May 9, 2022.
- Asthma exacerbation in adults and adolescents. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/condition/asthma-exacerbation-in-adults-and-adolescents. Accessed May 9, 2022.
- Asthma in adults and adolescents. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/condition/asthma-in-adults-and-adolescents. Accessed May 9, 2022.
- Chronic asthma in children. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/condition/chronic-asthma-in-children. Accessed May 9, 2022.
- 2022 Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) global strategy for asthma management and prevention. Available at: https://ginasthma.org/gina-reports. Accessed May 9, 2022.
- Daniel A. Ostrovsky, MD
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