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Causes of Asthma

Asthma Causes: Risk Factors

The following conditions have been cited in various sources as potentially causal risk factors related to Asthma:

Race Patterns for Asthma Causes:

Racial Details for Asthma: Asthma affects slightly more African Americans (5.8 percent) than Americans of European descent (5.1 ... (Source: excerpt from Asthma A Concern for Minority Populations, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID) ...more »

Asthma Causes: Male-Female Gender Ratio

Gender of Patients for Asthma: Women 3:1....more »

Gender Profile of Asthma: From the ages of 20 to 50, women outnumber men 3 to 1 in asthma-related hospital admissions. There is some... (Source: excerpt from Allergies: NWHIC) ...more »

Asthma: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Asthma, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Asthma:

Asthma: Causes and Types

Causes of Types of Asthma: Review the cause informationfor the various types of Asthma:

Causes of Broader Categories of Asthma: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Asthma as a complication of other conditions:

Other conditions that might have Asthma as a complication may, potentially, be an underlying cause of Asthma. Our database lists the following as having Asthma as a complication of that condition:

Asthma as a symptom:

Conditions listing Asthma as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Asthma. Our database lists the following as having Asthma as a symptom of that condition:

Medications or substances causing Asthma:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Asthma as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

What causes Asthma?

Causes: Asthma: Asthma has a high correlation with allergies. Most people with asthma also have allergies. In these people the disease is often known as allergic asthma or allergy induced asthma. The people most at risk for developing asthma include young children who frequently experience colds or other respiratory infections, such as bronchitis. Other major risk factors include having parents with asthma, and eczema, an allergic skin condition. Asthma can also develop from occupational exposure to irritating chemicals. Air pollution, smoking and second hand exposure to smoke also contribute to the risk of developing asthma or experiencing execrations of asthma.

What triggers Asthma?

The following conditions are listed as possible triggers for Asthma:

Medical news summaries relating to Asthma:

The following medical news items are relevant to causes of Asthma:

Related information on causes of Asthma:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Asthma may be found in:


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