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Can you develop asthma when you are older?

Can you develop asthma when you are older?

Yes: It is possible to develop asthma in adulthood. Allergies may or may not be a trigger. Here is a really good link: http://www.Aafa.Org/display.Cfm?Id=8&sub=16&cont=36. ...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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If I'm 24 years old, can you develop asthma out of nowhere?

If I'm 24 years old, can you develop asthma out of nowhere?

Yes: You can definitely develop asthma as an adult. A doctor will help you address trigger factors and help you form a management plan. ...Read more

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Can you develop asthma and bronchitis from second hand smoke?

Can you  develop  asthma  and bronchitis  from second  hand  smoke?

Aggravates them: Second hand smoke is an irritant, like chlorine gas, hair spray, heavy odors, cleaning fumes, etc.All such irritants can aggravate a lung condition like asthma or bronchitis. Many people with both are asymptomatic except when exposed to such triggers. They don't cause it they can trigger a worsening of symptoms if someone has them. ...Read more

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Can you develop new asthma triggers to things that have never bothered you before, such as things in your home?

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 more

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Can you develop sports asthma?

Can you develop sports asthma?

Yes: Sports related asthma or better known as intermittent asthma is caused by overproduction inflammatory cells elicited by sports or intense activity. You may need medication and lung function testing if this is so. ...Read more

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What is asthma?

What is asthma?

Definition...: Asthma is a disease of the airways characterized by recurrent acute exacerbations of bronchospasm and airway inflammation. Between exacerbations, most asthmatics have no symptoms. There is no cure but there are effective treatments. ...Read more

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What is asthma?

What is asthma?

Airway Obstruction: Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the lungs that causes wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath due to airway obstruction. The symptoms are usually episodic, but can be present on a daily basis. ...Read more

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What is asthma?

What is asthma?

Chronic disease: It is chronic inflammatory disease of the airways with symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. This is related narrowed airways from inflammatory changes of the airway walls and spasm of the muscle in the airways(bronchospasm). ...Read more

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What is asthma?

A condition: a condition based on inflammation of the airways that causes increased secretions, cough and difficulty breathing ...Read more

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