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Adult Asthma Having A Pet In The Home
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Asthma is 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 breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dust mites: It depends whether your asthma is related to allergies. Specifically dust mite avoidance measures are important in asthmatics who are sensitized to dust mites. Obtaining dust mite proof pillow and mattress casings. Washing sheets and covers in hot water weekly, vacuuming with a hepa filter vacuum, cleaning ducts, and considering changing out carpet to hardwood floors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 â€œadult onsetâ€ 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you develop new asthma triggers to things that have never bothered you before, such as things in your home?
New allergies occur: Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the lung airways and one of the major inflammatory mediators is allergy. Allergies are dynamic so if you have a tendency to be allergic you can develop new allergies. Therefore the answer to your question is yes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I have asthma, despite symptoms only really starting as an adult, if I didn't have it as a kid?
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