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There isn’t a single cause of Asthma; however there are some factors that will increase the likelihood of getting it. These are:

·         a family history of asthma or other related allergic conditions (known as atopic conditions), such as eczema, food allergy or hay fever 

·         developing another atopic condition such as a food allergy

·         having bronchiolitis as a child (a common lung infection among children) 

·         being exposed to tobacco smoke as a child, particularly if your mother smoked during pregnancy 

·         stress and anxiety

·         being born prematurely (especially if you needed a ventilator) 

·         being born with a low birth weight


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