What causes it?

Asthma is not known to have a specific cause. Sometimes it is inherited or even developed due to some factor or exposure. Some risk factors include genetics, allergies, medical conditions, age, exposure to toxins, and ethnic background.

What recent strides have been made in the research and awareness of this disability?

Over the years, companies have invested millions of dollars to fund children centers for asthma all over the United States. The month of May is dedicated to make people aware of this disability. It is called National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.

What are some interesting facts about this disability?

  • In children, boys are more likely to develop asthma than girls are.
  • In adults, women are more likely to develop asthma than men are.
  • Asthma costs the country more than $50 billion every year in health care costs.