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Being on beta-blockers for heart problems can increase the severity of asthma. The lungs and chest walls are stiffer and the muscles supporting deep breathing are weaker in adults. For these reasons, adults with asthma are at increased risk for flare-ups and even hospitalization.Which is the strongest predisposing factor for asthma?
Atopy, the genetic predisposition for the development of an immunoglobulin E (IgE)-mediated response to common aeroallergens, is the strongest identifiable predisposing factor for developing asthma. — Viral respiratory infections are one of the most important causes of asthma exacerbation and may also contribute to the development of asthma.