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Asthma Myths And Facts

Asthma Myths And Facts

Myths
  • It is a disease in the head.
  • It is an emotional disease.
  • It does not cause death.
Facts
  • It is chronic inflammatory disease in which many cells and cellular elements ply a role.
  • Chronic inflammation leads to wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness and cough particularly at night and early morning
  • It’s a physical problem of the bronchial tubes. Emotions act as  triggers in asthma patients
Growing Risk

Candidate genes, segments of chromosome code for inflammatory markers makes one prone to the disease

Risk Percent Of Asthma

6% - No parent is asthmatic
30% - One parent is asthmatic

70% - Both parents are asthmatic 

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