What Causes Asthma?

It is not clear exactly what makes the airways of people with asthma inflamed in the first place. Your inflamed airways may be due to a combination of things. We know that if other people in your family have asthma, you are more likely to develop it. New research suggests that being exposed to things like tobacco smoke, infections, and some allergens early in your life may increase your chances of developing asthma.
What Causes Asthma Symptoms and Attacks?

There are things in the environment that bring on your asthma symptoms and lead to asthma attacks. Some of the more common things include exercise, allergens, irritants, and viral infections. Some people have asthma only when they exercise or have a viral infection.

The list below gives some examples of things that can bring on asthma symptoms.

Can we find a cure for Asthma?

The World Asthma Foundation is dedicated to education to treat this disease. We are hopeful that an eventual cure can be found and in the meantime we encourage you to seek medical advice and if you have Asthma work with your doctor to establish a sound asthma plan.

Please note: The Information provided is for educational purposes only. We strongly recommend and encourage that you consult with a physician regarding your symptoms and treatment options