Why Do You Have Asthma?

Asthma is a lung inflammation whereby your bronchioles constrict causing breathing difficulties. Your bronchioles can be inflamed due to variety of physical, emotional and environmental reasons. However you cannot develop asthma from another person because it is not contagious.

But today the question is what is the real cause of asthma and why is it so common in the western world?

Inheriting Asthma

You can inherit the asthma tendency from your parents, although it is said that people with asthma should not worry about their future children on this score.
Studies show that children whose parents smoke are twice as likely to develop asthma as children of non-smoking parents. Also, children whose mothers smoked during pregnancy tend to be born with smaller airways, which greatly increases their chances of developing the disease.
The “westernized” environment and lifestyle in developed countries has a lot to do with the chances of whether a person will develop asthma or not.
Many people believe air pollution has something to do with asthma, although the evidence at this stage is surprisingly very weak.


Causes of asthma include allergies to house dust mites, cats, dogs, and molds.
Childhood infections and exposure to substances from bacteria in a dirty environment seem to protect against allergies, and this seems to be the main reason why richer populations have more allergic disease.
So the causes of asthma are complicated. They include genetics, exposure to chemical irritants and pollution, a low immune system, emotional or mental problems, allergies to certain foods.
Almost all asthma in young people is cause by allergies. This means that if you have asthma you probably have inherited genes which make it possible for you to get asthma. Also allergy-producing things in your environment such as house dust mites, cats, or dog will make your asthma worse.

The allergies and the genes are the causes for developing asthma, because if either of them were not present you would not developed asthma.
But, what about colds, exercise, laughter, or tobacco smoke, which are asthma triggers?
You can’t cure your asthma by not doing exercise or by not laughing. Simply, these are not causes of asthma, even though they can be causes of an attack.
The type of interior house paint can apparently make asthma worse. Glossy oil paints used for home decorating can bring on asthma attacks. The good news is that emulsion paints is the best choice of paint that does not affect you with asthma.
Polyurethane paints, usually recognizable because they come in two packs which need to be mixed together prior to use, can cause occupational asthma in people who use them regularly. However, they probably cause no great risk in people with asthma who use them infrequently. 

As always, when using chemicals and paints, it is surely a good idea to ventilate the area well during and after use.

Emotional issues

Now, deep seated emotionally issue can be the cause of asthma. When emotion is embedded into the body, it has to express itself in a way that its electrical charge can be released. This release happens over and over as outside situations trigger the memory.
The way an embedded emotion issue chooses to express itself is by the path of least resistance. If your heart is weak, the emotional issue will pound your heart. If your joints are weak, it will pound your joints. 

If your bronchi or lungs are weak, it will pound them and eventually weaken those more, leading you to asthma or other respiratory diseases.
Primarily everyone should be aware of their family illness history. If you know you are prone to asthma, the condition should be considered seriously with preventative measures. 

Choosing the right foods and keeping specific body organs or systems strong and healthy with the right nutrients at early age would definitely prevent you suffering from asthma as you become older.