A 28-year-old female asked:
Is it possible to develop true asthma as an adult?
3 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Very much so : There is in fact a diagnosis referred to as adult onset asthma. It's possible to develop asthma in your 50's or 60's+!
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Pediatrics 46 years experience
Can emerge late: Most males will have significant symptoms by age 1 and girls by 4, but I have seen it emerge as late as 16 (I don't see over 20) so I have seen it happen. Not all that causes wheezing is true asthma and the pattern of recurrences will often define the true problem.
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Family Medicine 57 years experience
Yes it is Possible: Yes it is Possible to develop true Asthma as an adult.
Actually you can develop Asthma at any age
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Last updated Mar 31, 2015
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