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can asthma ever go away?

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Dr. Richard Williams
Pharmacy 18 years experience
Hard to answer: Though quite often, childhood asthma appears to go away once you reach your teens, it may reappear in your adulthood. Too may variables to discuss here. Talk it over with your family physician.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Lifelong issue: True asthma is understood today as a genetically linked issue that stays with you through life. For many it will go through phases of increased or decreased symptoms based on illness, triggers, growth, and environmental exposures. Many adults have reached a stable state where minimal maintainance meds or efforts are needed, but may have a return of symptoms at any time.Be ready if problems return.

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What are common asthma triggers?

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Many Triggers: Some triggers of asthma included allegens (dust, pet sander, pollens, grasses and molds), temperature extremes, viruses, exercise and emotions to name a few.
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Is asthma a psychological problem?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Can be.: Emotional upheavals are possible asthma triggers in some people.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What are the signs that asthma is getting worse?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
More...: ...Nighttime awakenings with shortness of breath, decreased exercise tolerance, and especially an increase in the need for rescue medications.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Does asthma affect people over 60?

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Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
Specializes in Family Medicine
Respiratory diseases such as asthma are common after the age of 65 because the lung function decreases over time. You may start noticing the asthma symptoms for the first time at this age. One report in 2006 showed about 2.5 million people 65 and above had asthma problem with more than 1 million asthma attacks.
A 49-year-old member asked:

Help can asthma ever really go away and you don't feel it at all?

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Dr. Richard Williams
Pharmacy 18 years experience
Yes and no: Though asthma is a chronic condition, symptoms can seem to go away and you are cured. However, it can come back under certain circumstances many years later . Talk it over with your physician. Good Luck.

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