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Do people get adult onset asthma?

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Dr. Donald Elton
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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 17 years experience
Yes, unclear cause: There are one associated risk factors (obesity, repeated viral infections), but it is not known why adults get asthma.

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