5 Factors That May Cause Asthma

World Asthma Day

1. Size Of Lungs Since female lungs are often smaller and their airways narrower than in males, the probability of asthma is higher in women.

2. Exposure To Allergens Women tend to be more exposed to dust mites, mould or pets at home as they tend to spend more time cleaning.

3. Menopause With the onset of menopause, some women experience increased allergies and allergic asthma. 

4. Weight Gain As older women are more at risk of obesity than men, this can affect the chances of them contracting asthma.

5. Caregiving Many women are the primary caregivers in their families, and this role might cause them to ignore their own symptoms/health until it is too late.