Risk Factors of Asthma - Health Channel


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Risk Factors of Asthma, Health Channel

Young boys, adult women, people with allergies, certain ethnicities, and people with certain jobs are at risk for asthma. Dr. Raul Valor, Pulmonologist with Baptist Health South Florida, says statistically young boys and adult women are the most commonly affected.

He also explains not all asthma is allergic, but there is an association of allergies and asthma, and people exposed to any irritant, such as woodworkers and chemical workers, are more prone to develop asthma, which does not have a definitive cure because it is not a completely curable disease, but it can be controlled.

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