Risk factors and Triggers for Asthma

In this article, we will discuss about various Risk factors and Triggers for Asthma. So, let’s gets started.

Risk factors and Triggers

Genetic predisposition



Airway hypersensitivity

Catamenial asthma (asthma precipitated by menstrual cycle)

Indoor and Outdoor allergens (Environmental) such as dust, mites, pets, household sprays, paint fumes etc

Passive smoking

Allergens or sensitive substances at workplace such as factory or industrial waste, etc

Infection (bacterial, viral, etc)

Gastroesophageal reflux disease

Exercise-induced and hyperventilation

Upper respiratory tract infections

Air pollutants or Changes in weather condition

Drugs such as beta-blocker, aspirin

Stress and emotional disturbance


Differential Diagnosis of Pneumonia

In this article, we will discuss about the Differential Diagnosis of Pneumonia. So, let’s get started.

Differential Diagnosis

Differential diagnosis to be considered while diagnosing pneumonia includes

Acute bronchitis

Chronic bronchitis with acute exacerbation

Heart failure

Pulmonary embolism

Hypersensitivity pneumonia

Radiation pneumonitis

Acute exacerbation of bronchiectasis, pulmonary fibrosis

Pulmonary vasculitis

Aspiration pneumonitis



Cocaine-induced lung injury

Refer below image for more differential diagnosis