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causes of asthma

Asthma and pneumonia: What's the link?

What is the link?

Asthma does not directly cause pneumonia, but people with chronic lung problems are more likely to develop pneumonia, due to previous lung damage or weakness in lung tissue.

For the same reason, a person with asthma may have more severe symptoms and complications from colds and the flu .

The flu can lead to pneumonia and, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) , "Adults and children with asthma are more likely to develop pneumonia after getting sick with flu than people who do not have asthma."

Some researchers believe that asthma medications may play a role. One study suggests that inhaled corticosteroids — a main treatment option for asthma — might increase the risk of developing pneumonia or other respiratory infections.

Furthermore, some research indicates that young adults with asthma might experience "excess exacerbations" of the condition following pneumonia. The authors reported that the study group had made more frequent asthma-related hospital visits after having pneumonia.

Do perfume causes asthma, or does it only aggravates asthma if you have it from before?

I've read a lot of articles which made me confused, because I use a lot of perfume every day. I was just wondering if perfume causes asthma, or does it only aggravates asthma if you have it from before? I have not asthma yet, but I want to stay on the


perfume doesn't cause asthma but it does aggravate it and can cause an asthma attack especially if its really strong. smoking, weight gain, and genetics cause asthma.


many perfumes contain synthetic scents. many people are allergic to these cheap scents. if you,re using a lot of perfume, you are making yourself and other people sick. use only scents made with essential oils. these are better tolerated. use the least

What are the causes of asthma?

Okay, skip the airholes, genetics and all that. I just want to know what would cause asthma in a thirteen year-old girl who is not born in it. Is it pollution or what? Please, i hope you understand what i mean and answer it seriously.


all of these answers are correct, but i would like to add this: asthma IS a physical condition, but psychological factors plays probably the most important part. the physical symptoms can be treated with medication, but if there are emotional factors


Smoking, environmental triggers, allergies and molds

Both of my step kids with in the last year were diagnosed with asthma.


Yes, pollution can indeed cause asthma. But personally I think that psychologic problems can also cause it. For example, if you're down for a long time, or if something is really bothering you for a long time, you can develop it. I got it on my 15th,