Asthmatics are genetically predisposed to asthma by having:
- Stronger, thicker smooth muscle lining the airways i
- Five times as many mast cells as non-asthmatics ii
- More mucus-producing cells lining the airways iii
You can't change your genetics, but you can correct your breathing and this is the key to helping control your asthma.
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i Dail DH & Hammar SP. Pulmonary Pathology, 1988
ii Jurasek G. Respiratory Reviews V 7 No.
iii Lamb AB. Nunn’s Applied Respiratory Physiology, 2000