Asthma is a common respiratory disease which affects millions of adults and children. The problem has increased over the past few decades but it isn't clear why. Asthma can affect anyone but some factors which can increase your risk of asthma are:
People with more risk factors are more likely to develop asthma. However, the presence of risk factors of asthma does not mean that you will definitely get asthma; it just increases your chances of developing asthma. A person without risk factors can also develop asthma. Knowing your personal asthma risk factors can help you to control the modifiable risks such as smoking and occupational exposure to triggers. Treatment can control your symptoms but measures to avoid risk factors are vital in controlling and preventing asthma symptoms.
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