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Myth-Busting Mondays: How often are people with Asthma hospitalised in the UK? watch

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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    I can understand one time, but after that it makes no sense for an asthmatic to decide to take up smoking so was annoying that they kept asking.
    It makes no sense, and yet it happens A LOT.
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    I can't remember what I was watching; but I was at my parents house last week. There was a soap or something on TV and there was a teenager who appeared to be struggling to control her asthma. (which as I understand, isn't overly usual) Anyway, she has an asthma attack and her mother discovers that she's smoking.
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    (Original post by Tiger Rag)
    I can't remember what I was watching; but I was at my parents house last week. There was a soap or something on TV and there was a teenager who appeared to be struggling to control her asthma. (which as I understand, isn't overly usual) Anyway, she has an asthma attack and her mother discovers that she's smoking.
    I don't smoke and both my parents don't/didn't smoke and have/had asthma, so I assume there is a genetic element too. I've never looked much into genetic links but it could be interesting.

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    (Original post by BurstingBubbles)
    I don't smoke and both my parents don't/didn't smoke and have/had asthma, so I assume there is a genetic element too. I've never looked much into genetic links but it could be interesting.

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    I believe mine stemmed from genetics and parents smoking as a child, I don't know how accurate it was but I ve read that one in seven kids gets asthma when they have one parent with it.
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    (Original post by BurstingBubbles)
    I don't smoke and both my parents don't/didn't smoke and have/had asthma, so I assume there is a genetic element too. I've never looked much into genetic links but it could be interesting.

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    My original diagnosis was exercise induced asthma. I then discovered I had other triggers. I had to have a new patient check and had to have an asthma review. The nurse who did my review did tell me there's a genetic link.

    My dad is the only one who hasn't had asthma. He's also the only who has smoked.
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    (Original post by Tiger Rag)

    My dad is the only one who hasn't had asthma. He's also the only who has smoked.
    That explains it!



    Have you considered?

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    I used to have no problems but allergies have gotten worse it feels like my eyes are swelling up and blood doesn't get round my body enough plus my chest feel so like it's collapsing. It's really difficult to manage it must be a nightmare if its COPD.
 
 
 
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