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Who gets asthma?

There are some factors that can increase your chance of developing asthma. These include: A family history of asthma; A past history of allergic skin conditions (eczema) or hay fever; Obesity; Passive and active smoking; Having a mother who smoked during pregnancy; Sensitivity to allergens, including airborne allergens and foods, and; Exposure to triggers in the workplace, such as chemical fumes.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 17 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: How to use an asthma spacer


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