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Causes Of Asthma

The cause of asthma is still unknown. Even so, there are some things that can trigger the onset of symptoms of the disease, including:

  • Infection of the lungs and respiratory tract that usually attacks the upper respiratory tract such as the flu.

  • Allergens (animal dander, dust mites, and pollen).

  • Exposure to airborne substances such as chemical fumes, smoke, and air pollution.

  • Factors weather conditions, as the weather was cold, windy weather, hot weather supported poor air quality, damp weather, and drastic temperature changes.

  • Conditions interiors damp, moldy and dusty.

  • Stress.

  • Excessive emotions (sadness protracted, excessively angry, and burst out laughing).

  • Physical activity (eg, sports).

  • Drugs, such as pain medication anti-inflammatory drugs (aspirin, naproxen, and ibuprofen ) and beta-blocker medications (usually given to people with heart problems or hypertension).

  • Foods or drinks that contain sulfites (a natural substance that is sometimes used as a preservative), for example, butter, shrimp, processed foods, ready meals, drinks bottled fruit juice, beer, and wine.

  • Food allergies (eg nuts).

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or disease in which stomach acids back up into the esophagus so that irritate the upper gastrointestinal tract.

It's important to know what is often trigger symptoms if you are an asthma sufferer. Once informed, avoid these things because it is the best way for you to prevent asthma attacks.

The risk factors of asthma

Respiratory tract of people who have asthma is more sensitive and susceptible to inflammation compared to normal people when irritated by triggers that have been mentioned above.

When the symptoms of asthma, respiratory tract will be narrowed and the muscles around the channel tightening. In addition, there is increased inflammation of the lining of the respiratory tract and sputum production are increasingly adding a narrowing of the respiratory tract.

By narrowing the parts of the respiratory tract, then the air will be more difficult to flow and the patient became increasingly difficult to breathe.

According to research, there are several factors that can increase a person's risk of developing asthma, among them:

  • Having a family with a history of asthma or

  • atopic allergy (allergy-related conditions, such as food allergies and eczema ).

  • Bronchiolitis disease or lung infections as a child.

  • Birth weight below normal, which is less than two kilograms.

  • Premature birth, especially if a ventilator.

  • Exposure to cigarette smoke as a child. In the case of mothers who smoke during pregnancy, the risk to children suffering from asthma will increase.

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