Childhood respiratory illness and asthma development ?

Childhood respiratory illness and asthma development ?
Published on, 10 June, 2023. Answered by Dr. Syed Ibrahim Ali Shah and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello doctor,

 

Can a history of severe respiratory illness during childhood contribute to the development of asthma?

 

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Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.

 

Yes, a history of severe childhood respiratory illness can contribute to the development of asthma, especially if there is a genetic predisposition or family history. This is particularly true in cases of viral childhood illnesses, which can increase the likelihood of asthma development. If you have concerns about asthma or its potential connection to your childhood respiratory illness, it's advisable to consult with a healthcare professional for a thorough evaluation and personalized guidance.

 

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