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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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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of ...Read more


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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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Home remaidy for asthma suffering from five years?

Home remaidy for asthma suffering from five years?

Check with your doc: There are no real home remedies. Check with your lung doc. It should be possible to cure your long term asthma. ...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

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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?

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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Do people get adult onset asthma?

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). ...Read more

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What are the tests for adult asthma?

What are the tests for adult asthma?

Tests...: To diagnose asthma, one needs to diagnose recurrent bronchospasm and airway inflammation. This can be done by a doctor based on clinical grounds (example: the doctor hears wheezing/coughing on more than one occasion and it resolves completely with treatment). Or, the diagnosis can be made in the pulmonary function lab if this diagnosis is suspected but the physical exam is normal. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is adult asthma?

What sort of problem is adult asthma?

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. ...Read more

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Will junk food make asthma worse in adults?

Will junk food make asthma worse in adults?

Probably not: However, a large study showed that children or teens who had 3 or more fast food meals a week had an increased risk of severe seasonal allergies, asthma and eczema. It also showed that those who ate more fruit had a lower risk. ...Read more

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How common is adult onset asthma? nonsmoker

How common is adult onset asthma? nonsmoker

Not uncommon: Although it was believed that asthma could only start in childhood and in the 60's no one could have allergic asthma developing after age 40, it is clear now that asthma can indeed occur in adulthood. Based on my experience, I estimate that about 25% of the asthma cases develop during adulthood. ...Read more

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Asthma in children more common than in adults?

Asthma in children more common than in adults?

Yes: According to CDC statistics asthma incidence (new cases per year) among adults (age 18+ years) was 3.8/1000, whereas that among children was 12.5/1000. Incidence among children aged 0–4 years was 23.4/1000, more than five times greater than that among youth aged 12–17 years (4.4/1000). ...Read more

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Can i grow out of asthma at an adult age of 46?

Can i grow out of asthma at an adult age of 46?

Don't plan on it: True asthma is a genetically influenced defect at the cellular level.It can be so mild some are never symptomatic or so bad they are on continuous meds for life. Much of wheezing in kids is not true asthma and 70%+ grow out of it.As an adult,the best you can do is respect the condition and work with your doc to minimize events.If you ignore it you could have significant problems. ...Read more

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Child asthma vs. Adult asthma or do you get both?

Depends: Most children with asthma still have asthma as adults, although the severity of asthma can change over time. ...Read more

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Why is asthma worse for children than for adults?

Not necessarily: The severity of asthma is not universally worse during childhood--it depends on the patient. ...Read more

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Is adult asthma (developed as an adult) reversible?

Is adult asthma (developed as an adult) reversible?

Probably not: Asthma is a chronic condition that may wax and wain but never really goes away. It can be controlled with proper medications and life style changes (avoid allergies and attack inducing situations). Talk it over with your physician before you do anything Good Luck ...Read more

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Any cheap at home remedies for asthma and diabetes?

Any cheap at home remedies for asthma and diabetes?

Unfortunately no: Asthma can be a serious and even life threatening condition that requires prescription medication for acute treatment or for daily control. While many home remedies are advertised, they have not been studied adequately for safety or effectiveness. For asthma, see a doctor who specializes in asthma--an allergist or pulmonologist. I suspect diabetes care is similar.... ...Read more

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Are there any good home remedies for asthma flare ups?

Are there any good home remedies for asthma flare ups?

Asthma: There are plenty of good treatments for asthma . Asthma is due to inflammation of the airways so treatment needs to be based on prevention of that. It is divided into rescue and maintainance medications. She should she her doctor for a treatment program. ...Read more

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Can asthma be caused by smoking around the child or adult?

Can asthma be caused by smoking around the child or adult?

Yes: Absolutely! the question asks about "second-hand" smoking, which can certainly cause asthma. However, even "third-hand" smoking where the smoke toxins are carried in hair, clothing, skin, etc. Can cause asthma. That means even going outside for a smoke and coming back in without the cigarette can still put loved-ones at risk! smoking is a very selfish and inconsiderate act. ...Read more

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What's the difference between child asthma and adult asthma?

What's the difference between child asthma and adult asthma?

Nothing: Both in kids and adults, asthma is inflammation of the lungs and closing down of the airways to cause breathing difficulty. It is all treated with the same thinking processes and similar meds. ...Read more

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Can I ask for oxygen at home for treating the asthma attacks?

Can I ask for oxygen at home for treating the asthma attacks?

No...: Oxygen is a drug and it is only prescribed if your oxygen level is chronically low enough to warrant it. During an asthma exacerbation, if your oxygen level drops, you need to be evaluated in an er because this is a sign of a life-threatening episode that may need more than supplemental oxygen to treat. Oxygen therapy at home may not be the life-saving treatment you need. ...Read more

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