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Onset Adult Asthma
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
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
Mediastinal adenopathy & left hilar adenopathy only with NO other symptoms other than adult onset asthma 4 months ago?could this be cancer 51nonsmoker
Have adult onset asthma. Allergies make worse. Peak flow test was 38/58. Started qvar. Can i take long time? What long term use side effects? Age 57
Mgt: Your peak flow and continued symptoms indicate that your asthma control is not good. I would suggest continuing the QVAR and taking the asthma control test online at regular intervals. A HEPA filter unit at home can help to reduce indoor allergens. Avoiding smoke and other triggers is important in your mgt. Online consultation: healthtap.com/DosanjhMD Code: NCYHPZ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mediastinal adenopathy & left hilar adenopathy only with NO other symptoms other than adult onset asthma 4 months ago?could this be cancer 51nonsmoker, clean mamagram 2, please what else could it be
There are a number: of causes of mediastinal adenopathy. Inflammatory processes, infections, sarcoid and other granulomatous processes, to name a few. Unfortunately, lymphoma and other neoplasms can do it too. You need to follow-up with your physician to determine the cause of the adenopathy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hyper reactive airway issues or adult onset asthma 29 yr w/m no previous issues can't find cause or treatment to get out of distress? Please help!
Specialist: About 20% of all adult onset asthma is occupationally triggered. Recent infections can trigger ongoing lung problems that may be difficult to treat. An asthma specialist either allergist or pulmonologist can provide a thorough evaluation to assist in finding the diagnosis and correct treatment. ...Read more
Out of breath when walk up stairs or exercise. Spiro fef 38% and fev 59%. . Is qvar the best med for this. Adult onset asthma. Out of shape. Age 57.
Management plans: From your description, your asthma or lung problems are not under control as yet. Developing an asthma plan, taking the asthma control test and bringing this with you to your next visit, along with spirometry will help your physician determine the best treatment. Knowing what triggers your asthma and avoiding environmental factors that trigger the symptoms is an important part of the management. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypothyroidism and adult onset asthma linked ? Been experiencing tightness chest pain shortness of breath only 20 & non smoker !
No: They are not linked. See doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
Anorexia & adult onset asthma. Won't take prednisone Albuterol triggers migraine Palpitations Dizzy Short of breath Exhausted Chest pain Stomach pain ?
Dyspnea, Chest pain: 55 year old lady with anorexia. Anorexia is a life threatening condition. What you may think is adult onset asthma could be the serious repercussions of malnutrition. It's not your fault, anorexia affects many people in our society. However, I would highly recommend that you get medical attention immediately, it may save your life. ...Read more
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
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