Friday, February 24, 2012

Asthma becoming more common in adults

Researchers stumped as to why asthma rates are rising
Poor air quality can cause or aggravate asthma.

Many people who have asthma as children will outgrow it – but health professionals are diagnosing more and more adults with the lung disease.

Asthma is a respiratory disease that is characterized by chronic inflammation of the airways. Symptoms include wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath.

Researchers say there are more people with lifetime asthma or developing asthma later in life.

They are not quite sure why that is, but possible risk factors may include allergens in the air, infections, air pollution and poor indoor air quality (exposure to pet dander, mold, dust mites, tobacco smoke).

Genetics can also be a factor.

For adults, women are more likely to have asthma than men, and blacks are more likely than whites to develop asthma.

Luckily, asthma can usually be controlled and managed, as long as people know their triggers and take necessary precautions.

Source: The Star

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