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What causes eosinophilic asthma?

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Doctors don’t actually know what causes eosinophilic asthma. There also aren’t any clear things, like foods or amount of exercise, that make you more likely to get it.

What they do know is that it usually comes on in adults ages 35-50 with no allergies. Sometimes it happens in older adults, and kids can get it too, but that’s not as common. And while adult asthma usually affects more women than men, eosinophilic asthma affects them at about the same rate.

From: What Is Eosinophilic Asthma? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine : “Improving the Diagnosis of Eosinophilic Asthma.”

National Library of Medicine: “Diagnosis and management of eosinophilic asthma: a US perspective.”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “Explore Asthma,” “The Respiratory System.”

European Respiratory Society, ERJ Open Research: “Management of the patient with eosinophilic asthma: a new era begins.”

World Allergy Organization: “Defining Phenotypes: Expanding Our Understanding of Asthma Challenges in Treating a Heterogeneous Disease.”

American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders: “Eosinophilic Asthma.”

Asthma Society of Canada: “All About Inhaled Steroids.”

Mayo Clinic: “Eosinophilia,” “Childhood Asthma.”

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on December 17, 2018

SOURCES:

Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine : “Improving the Diagnosis of Eosinophilic Asthma.”

National Library of Medicine: “Diagnosis and management of eosinophilic asthma: a US perspective.”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “Explore Asthma,” “The Respiratory System.”

European Respiratory Society, ERJ Open Research: “Management of the patient with eosinophilic asthma: a new era begins.”

World Allergy Organization: “Defining Phenotypes: Expanding Our Understanding of Asthma Challenges in Treating a Heterogeneous Disease.”

American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders: “Eosinophilic Asthma.”

Asthma Society of Canada: “All About Inhaled Steroids.”

Mayo Clinic: “Eosinophilia,” “Childhood Asthma.”

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on December 17, 2018

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