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Is asthma heridetary? Preventive measures? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 01-Mar-2013
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User:am xxxxx
Doctor:welcome to XXXXXXX
Doctor:how can i help u today ?
User:Sorry held up in a call
User:i just want to know, whether Asthma is heridetary?
Doctor:yes, in some cases , genetics does determine the immune system of a individual
User:my husband recently diagnosed with Asthma, he is into medication
Doctor:asthma is due to over sensitive immune system,
User:what are the ctrl measures i need to take up
User:as the wether is very bad now, he is suffering now
Doctor:Self-managing asthma day to day is important to breathe well, stay active, and keep asthma symptoms at bay
Doctor:Stress is a common asthma trigger, causing you to feel anxious and short of breath .
Doctor:Learn how to manage stress so you can reduce your asthma symptoms.
Doctor:Smoke is a powerful trigger of asthma symptoms.
User:Fine doctor
Doctor:avoid smoking and try to avoid exposure of your kids to second hand smoke
User:am much worried tht it shudn't affect my child
Doctor:kids usually might have viral infections, and result in airway inflammation, resulting in bronchitis which is similar to asthma,
Doctor:and such infections are very common in the in the first 5-10 years of life
User:No am married a year ago.
Doctor:but due care , will help them and prevent them to become severe
User:but concerned tht the baby shudn't get it from their parents nad grand parents
Doctor:avoiding exposure to dust, pollen, etc by using a mask will be very helpful
User:will healthy diet and good care eradicates this
Doctor:yes, it will help to reduce the episodes
User:Fine doctor
User:Thnk u so much
User:and sorry for keeping u in hold
Doctor:that is fine
Doctor:You are most welcome
Doctor:take care and have a good day
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