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Unfortunately, asthma is a medical condition that plagues nearly 300 million people around the world. It also claims the lives of nearly 250,000 victims yearly. This illness affects the lungs of those afflicted, causing the bronchial tubes (airways within the lungs) to become irritated and inflamed. This agitation causes breathing problems for the individual, such as wheezing and coughing, and if the attack is strong enough, it may be deadly.

How do I develop asthma?

The risk factors associated with the development of asthma are currently unknown. However, speculation has led some to believe that the following have contributed to the high frequency of asthma in today’s societies:

  • Pollution
  • Contained, indoor allergens like dust and mold
  • Obesity (some studies have linked this condition with asthma)

While no one really knows the specific cause of asthma, people do know that allergies are a common trigger of asthma attacks. It is important that those who suffer from asthma remove themselves from environments that contain attack triggers. Often this includes certain airborne allergens.

What are the risks associated with asthma?

Asthma is considered to be a chronic disease, meaning that while it can be controlled, affect individuals can never rid themselves of this condition. Asthma attacks, which are the result of inflamed and irritated bronchial tubes, are often triggered by an encounter with certain allergens. When someone has an attack, he or she typically experiences the following symptoms:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Chest tightness
  • Chest pain
  • Wheezing
  • Coughing

If an attack is particularly harsh, or if the patient cannot get treatment for his or her lungs in a timely manner, then he or she may suffocate.

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If you would like to learn more about the causes of and risks associated with asthma, contact a Cincinnati personal injury lawyer at Stepleton Dugan, LLC today at 513-321-7733 to discuss any questions you may have.

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6071 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH 45213
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