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What sort of problem is adult asthma?

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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Asthma: Potentially serious and deadly if not treated. Differennt kinds: intermitten t(<2x/wk), persistent (>2x/wk); mild-moderate-severe. Exercise induced asthma. Other triggered by chemical, allergens, pollution. Treatment needs to be based on your severity, frequency, and previous medications and other factor in your health profile. . Your asthma is not your friend's asthma. See md.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Respiratory: Asthma is a disease of the breathing tubes characterized by recurrent episodes of shortness of breath, cough, wheezing. It used to be thought that adult asthma had less of an allergic etiology but it is now known that both allergy related asthma and non- allergy related asthma can occur at any age. There are various treatments which may include inhalers but no known cure.

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