Re: Asthma Hereditery?
Yes, it is hereditary, it runs strongly on my mother's side and my brother and I have it. My mom, on the other hand, had eczema (which there's a link as well).
My friend's brother and sister have asthma, and she has lung reactions but not clinically asthma as of yet. Her youngest daughter was diagnosed at age 5 and the other one is heading in that direction.
That's true that asthma is treatable. My asthma is more intrinsic than extrinsic.....and I'm not clinically allergic. But, I had lots of sensitivities and chronic colds before it became full-blown.
I decided to NOT have children because of all the family inherited traits I had and didn't want to pass them on. I had enough to deal with and having kids would have just compounded the stress for me as well....it was definitely a good decision on my part. Do we regret it? Not once.
It's all a matter of perspective!