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By Joanne Clough

ISBN-10: 1859591477

ISBN-13: 9781859591475

ISBN-10: 1859591906

ISBN-13: 9781859591901

This guide offers transparent and concise details on asthma - what they're, how they improve and the way to house them. It covers a wide variety of bronchial asthma, together with bronchial asthma, eczema, dermatitis, hayfever, nutrition asthma and anaphylaxis. The consultant deals solutions to real-life questions requested through individuals with bronchial asthma; useful recommendation on the best way to deal with asthma in lifestyle; tips on how to care for a kid's hypersensitivity; undeniable English reasons of clinical terminology; recommendation on use of complementary cures to regard bronchial asthma; and what to do in emergencies.

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T is not easy to know exactly how many people suffer from allergies, because many of them never go to their doctor with their problem. Because of this, it is difficult to tell whether allergies really are becoming more common. However, there has been a small number of careful research studies into the prevalence of allergy (the number of people in the population suffering from allergy problems at any one time). These studies have been carried out across a number of years, and have shown fairly conclusively that allergies are indeed becoming more common.

Llergies occur because of a mixture of inherited and environmental factors. You were born with a predisposition to having allergies, which you inherited from your parents. This is called atopy, and is discussed in more detail in the section ‘Allergy explained’ at A 22 | A LLE R GI E S: AN SW E RS AT YO U R FIN G E R TIPS the beginning of this chapter. Exactly which genes we inherit from our parents is largely a matter of chance, so you may have inherited more ‘allergy genes’ than your sister. ) Given that you have this genetically determined tendency to develop allergies, environmental factors become important.

What caused my asthma? hen we think about the causes of asthma, we need to think about two things: what made you develop asthma in the first place and, once asthma is established, what factors can set it off. The reason why you developed asthma in the first place is that you come from a family which has a tendency to develop allergies. This inherited tendency to allergies is called atopy, and is discussed in more detail in the first section of this chapter. Asthma does seem to be – at least in part – an inherited condition.

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