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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)

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


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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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Can pet hair irritate people with asthma?

Can pet hair irritate people with asthma?

Asolutely: Animal dander s a prime trigger in asthmatics. Be careful of "allergy proofbreeds" of dogs/cats as well. Check that out with your allergist/physician. Goodluck. ...Read more

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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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