In this article
- Gender and Asthma
- Family History of Asthma
- Atopy and Asthma
- Allergies Linked to Asthma
- Environmental Factors and Asthma
- Cigarette Smoke Is an Asthma Risk Factor
- The Link Between Obesity and Asthma
- Pregnancy and Asthma
The Link Between Obesity and Asthma
Some studies show that asthma is more common in overweight adults and children. Overweight asthmatics seem to have more uncontrolled asthma and more days on medications for asthma.
Pregnancy and Asthma
Maternal smoking during pregnancy appears to result in lower lung function in infants compared to those whose mothers did not smoke. Premature birth is also a risk factor for developing asthma.