Childrens Asthma, Causes and Symptoms

Dr. Keyvan Hadad, MD, MHSc, FRCPC, Pediatrician, discusses Childrens Asthma, Causes and Symptoms

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Dr. Keyvan Hadad, MD, MHSc, FRCPC, Pediatrician, discusses Childrens Asthma, Causes and Symptoms
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Featuring Dr. Keyvan Hadad, MD, MHSc, FRCPC

Duration: 1 minute, 25 seconds
Childrens Asthma, Causes and Symptoms
For most young children, the number one cause of triggering asthma attacks is associated respiratory tract infections.

So these are again young children, usually around the age of 18 months to three years, who, with each bout of a respiratory tract infection, have the potential to have an asthma attack.

Over time, as that child gets older, environmental triggers become increasingly important. These include allergens such as pollen, animal dander or dust mites. Smoking or exposure to smoke is also at all times a potential triggering event of asthma.

As children grow up into adolescence, then the symptoms of asthma may be triggered off by emotional stress, by cold air or by their own smoking habits over the long term.

If your asthmatic child is experiencing an acute asthma attack, it is extremely important to seek immediate medical care. And this may be either visiting the nearest emergency room or of course by phoning 911.

Presenter: Dr. Keyvan Hadad

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.