To date, the cause of asthma is unknown. However as shared by Philippine Society of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Inc. (PSAAI) President, Dr. Carmela Kasala, some of the predisposing factors to consider include genetic history (personal history or first degree relative) with asthma, allergic rhinitis, eczema; weight and smoking history. She gave sufferers hope that while there is also no known cure for asthma, this serious chronic disease can be controlled and effectively treated. "By establishing a strong partnership between a patient and his doctor, results showed that asthma can be controlled."
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help spread the word that asthma can be controlled through proper treatment