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A 47-year-old member asked:

Do people get adult onset asthma?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Donald Elton
A Verified Doctoranswered
35 years experience
Yes: Yes they can but sometimes it's just a condition that's been there awhile and only recently diagnosed. In other cases the asthma results from a toxic exposure or infection or is a result of gastroesophageal reflux (gerd).
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
Yes, unclear cause: There are one associated risk factors (obesity, repeated viral infections), but it is not known why adults get asthma.
Last updated Apr 8, 2015
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