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can asthma be cured?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
No: Very much treatable though.
Dr. Paul Carter
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Not Exactly, but: Asthma can be modified or controlled through proper medical treatment, avoidance of triggers and treatment for allergy. You should expect to be able to participate in any activity that a person without asthma can, as long as your asthma is well-controlled.
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Controlled: Asthma is a chronic disease and the aim is to control the symptoms. It is not "cured" but as it is controlled symptoms become less frequent. Always look for triggers in the environment and i your home, as well as seasonal allergic triggers. Infections, scents, changes in weather can all trigger symptoms. Learn about your meds and always follow your action plan.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
You don't: Asthma is a chronic condition of increased small airway reactions. There are genetic and environmental factors that persist throughout life, usually becoming evident in childhood. One learns to live with their asthma & present medications offer a near normal existence to most. There is no cure, there are programs that promote stability & reduced flare ups through early recognition of problems.

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Could asthma can be cured permanently?

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Dr. Richard Williams
Pharmacy 18 years experience
Not likely: Asthma is a chronic condition that can be controlled but not cured. Though you may experience years without an attack, it can recur. If you are being treated now with controller and rescue inhalers, don;t stop on your own. Your physician is bested qualified to make adjustments in your treatment. Good luck.
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Help can asthma be cured permanently?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No: Asthma is a genetically linked problem that leads to changes in the natural mechanisms in the lung. Much of the wheezing in small children is not asthma and will be outgrown by late childhood. True asthma varies in its impact on many and can be very mild or very bad.Even those who have been off meds for years and without wheezing events can become symptomatic under the proper circumstances.
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Hii how to cure with asthma?

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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Asthma: There is no "cure", but preventative care is crucial for you to improve. If the asthma is bad enough, you need daily meds to try and prevent you from having any further asthma attacks. Also, if there are any allergy triggers, avoiding that can help tremendously. Avoid smoking too will help.
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A 20-year-old male asked:

How to treat or cure asthma??

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Dr. Duane Gels
Allergy and Immunology 37 years experience
Absolutely!!: Can be done. First, confirm asthma, assess severity via history, examination and lung function testing. Identify and avoid triggers and allergens. Identify and manage comorbidities such as obesity, sinus disease, allergies, acid reflux; stop smoking. Establish relationship with a responsive asthma specialist, be compliant with medication, monitor for response and side effects. Voila!
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A 22-year-old female asked:

How can I cure asthma forever.

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
You don't: Asthma is a chronic condition of increased small airway reactions. There are genetic and environmental factors that persist throughout life, usually becoming evident in childhood. One learns to live with their asthma & present medications offer a near normal existence to most. There is no cure, there are programs that promote stability & reduced flare ups through early recognition of problems.

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