Asthma is inflammation and narrowing of the bronchial tubes. Air travels in and out of the lungs through these tubes.
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The cause of asthma is not known. It does seem to run in some families. Current research suggests a combination of environment, genetics and biology may lead to asthma. Possible triggers of an asthma attack in a person with asthma include:
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