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What Causes Asthma?

Asthma can be a chronic condition that affects a person's breathing and can make them feel like they are suffocating due to inflamed and narrow airways. This causes coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath.

The exact causes of asthma are still unknown but many factors trigger its occurrence and often appear without warning. While there is no cure for asthma, learning to recognize the signs can help avoid exacerbating asthma attacks.

Causes of Asthma

  • Family History

By looking into your family's history, you may find a genetic link to this condition. Asthma is most commonly developed in childhood, but there are many instances where it develops later in life.

  • Environmental Irritants

Environmental irritants can be anything that sets off an asthma attack or flare-up. These irritants can come in the form of smoke, dust, chemical fumes, air pollution, pollen, animal dander, mold, dust mites, and even cockroach allergen. The attacks are triggered by these allergens because the immune system’s sensitivity to the allergen generates an immune response.

  • Infections

Viruses, bacteria, yeasts, fungi, parasites, and other microorganisms entering the body through the nose or mouth can lead to infections in the respiratory system. Children and adults who are prone to getting respiratory infections have higher chances of developing asthma.


If you’d like to learn more about respiratory diseases, their causes and treatments, and how you can participate in paid clinical trials, you may visit www.santosresearch.com or call (813) 249-9100.

Santos Research Center, Corp. is a research facility conducting paid clinical trials, in partnership with major pharmaceutical companies & CROs. We work with patients from across the Tampa Bay area.

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