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Is it possible to develop true asthma as an adult?

Is it possible to develop true asthma as an adult?

Yes it is Possible: Yes it is Possible to develop true Asthma as an adult. Actually you can develop Asthma at any age ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways, caused ...Read more


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Can diet or exercise help improve asthma in adult?

Can diet or exercise help improve asthma in adult?

Yes and no: While neither of thes directly improve the lung disease itself, but being more fit you use less oxygen and use it more efficiently. Weight loss and physical fitness improve the quality of life of asthmatics - which certainly helps. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
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Asthma (teen and adult) (Tip)

Most children outgrow asthma after 3 years. ...See more

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Living with Asthma (Checklist)

See an allergist
Once
Follow recommendations to minimize your exposure to allergens
Once
Be sure to get an initial lung function test
Once
Get lung function tests before and one month after you change your medications
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How likely is someone to develop asthma as an adult?

How likely is someone to develop asthma as an adult?

It can happen: ..at anytime in your life.most likely due to allergens in the environment. ...Read more

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Can you get asthma in adults without having symptoms?

Can you get asthma in adults without having symptoms?

Not sure about quest: One of the primary diagnostic criteria for asthma are symptoms. Can asthma occur at any age- yes.But without any symptoms why would you think you have asthma? I either case a simple spirometry test and oral history can confirm or rule out asthma. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick Dr. Mutnick
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Asthma (teen and adult) (Tip)

Inhaled medications are the safest and most effective medications for treating asthma. ...See more

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Living with Asthma (teen and adult) (Checklist)

See your Family Doctor
2x year
See a pulmonologist if poor control
yearly
Ensure that you are using the correct meds and that your dosage is con
yearly
Identify and avoid your asthma triggers and allergens
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Can an adult be diagnosed with asthma if they never had it as a child?

Can an adult be diagnosed with asthma if they never had it as a child?

Yes: Asthma in some of its milder forms is often mislabeled in kids as bronchitis or recurrent pneumonia. As you age the pattern may become more definite & recognizable. ...Read more

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When is the typical onset of asthma? Can a person develop asthma as an adult?

When is the typical onset of asthma? Can a person develop asthma as an adult?

The : The simple answer is yes; asthma can develop at any age including adulthood. However, studies have shown that there is substantial complexity to this. Many young adults who are diagnosed with “adult onset” asthma actually turn out to have a history of wheezing during childhood or a history of atopy (allergies such as hayfever or eczema). This suggests that new onset asthma in young adulthood may have its origin in early childhood. Women also seem to be more susceptible than men in developing adult onset asthma. Studies have also shown that in contrast to childhood asthma (which many people grow out of), adult onset asthma tends to persist with at least the same level of severity if not worse as you get older. Diagnosing new onset asthma in older adults is more problematic as there are many other conditions that can mimic asthma and can lead to a misdiagnosis. Some examples of conditions that can do this include bronchiolitis, gastro-esophageal reflux disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (especially in smokers) and left-ventricular heart failure. Therefore, a diagnosis of adult onset asthma should only be made after extensive workup, preferably by a pulmonologist. ...Read more

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Asthma (teen and adult) (Tip)

Most patients with asthma attacks do not require any initial laboratory studies in the er. ...See more

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I'm 34 and had asthma most of my adult life. Will it ever go away or am I stuck with it?

I'm 34 and had asthma most of my adult life. Will it ever go away or am I stuck with it?

Asthma is for life: You can bring the symptoms under good control and may never have symptoms again but the risk is always there. ...Read more

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Help please! is getting diagnosed with asthma as an adult more dangerous than as a child?

Help please! is getting diagnosed with asthma as an adult more dangerous than as a child?

Asthma: The diagnosis of asthma at any age is potentially dangerous if not managed correctly but with proper guidance and correct use of medication it is controllable. Do not smoke or be around anyone who smokes, and ask your doctor about other triggers like animal dander, excercise, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Cary Nelson Dr. Nelson
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Asthma (teen and adult) (Tip)

Smoking will worsen your asthma both in the short and long term. ...See more

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Can I have asthma, despite symptoms only really starting as an adult, if I didn't have it as a kid?

Yes...: Asthma can begin at any age, including in an adult without any childhood history. So, see your doctor so a diagnosis can be made and treatment initiated. ...Read more

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Can you outgrow asthma? I.E. Have it as a kid, then completely be free of asthma as an adult? If so, how does that work? Thank you.

Not really...: Asthma is a chronic, incurable disease. However, you can have long, symptom-free intervals between exacerbations. Sometimes, these intervals can even last for years! but, you can develop an asthma exacerbation at any time, even after many symptom-free years so your asthma is really not gone, just in remission! avoiding known triggers and avoiding smoking can lessen your chances of an acute episode. ...Read more

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Asthma (teen and adult) (Tip)

Be sure to carry asthma inhalers in your car, gym bag, and on your person. ...See more

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How common is it to develop asthmas as an adult? What usually triggers this?

How common is it to develop asthmas as an adult? What usually triggers this?

Not uncommon.: Sometimes a viral infection can trigger this...or it is possible to develop seasonal or other allergies, even if they weren't there when younger. There are other lung conditions that can mimic asthma, so just be sure you've discussed this with your doctor or a pulmonologist or allergist. ...Read more

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Do people get adult onset asthma?

Yes, unclear cause: There are one associated risk factors (obesity, repeated viral infections), but it is not known why adults get asthma. ...Read more

Dr. Cary Nelson Dr. Nelson
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Asthma (teen and adult) (Tip)

Do have a preventive asthma visit with your doctor. Don't only go when it acts up. ...See more

Dr. John Goldman
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