There is no single cause of asthma but you are more likely to develop it if you have a family member with the disease. It can happen at any age and you may be more susceptible if you have allergies or are sensitive to certain environmental factors. In most cases, asthma reacts to triggers. These can either be allergic or non-allergic.
In this video, Dr. Preeti Parikh explains the difference between allergic and non-allergic triggers and explains different types of asthma triggers. She also delves into different signs and symptoms of asthma, so patients know what to look out for.
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