What Are the Risk Factors of Asthma?

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Risk factors

Some factors may increase your risk of asthma. So you should pay attention to these factors and try to avoid them. These factors include:
  • Being a smoker
  • Exposure to secondhand smoke
  • Being overweight
  • Having a blood relative (such as a parent or sibling) with asthma
  • Having another allergic condition, such as atopic dermatitis or allergic rhinitis (hay fever)
  • Exposure to exhaust fumes or other types of pollution
  • Exposure to occupational triggers, such as chemicals used in farming, hairdressing and manufacturing
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