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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Adult Onset Asthma

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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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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

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 more

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Do people get adult onset asthma?

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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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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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

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 more

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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.

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 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?

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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What are the signs and symptoms of mild asthma in an adult?

What are the signs and symptoms of mild asthma in an adult?

Symptoms...: Asthma symptoms include shortness of breath, cough (usually non-productive), wheezing. Sometimes, wheezing can be present in an asymptomatic patient. So, in the mildest asthma, there can be symptoms only at certain times like at night or with activity, or sometimes none at all. ...Read more

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Is blue skin caused by asthma exacerbation in adults? What are the symptoms?

Is blue skin caused by asthma exacerbation in adults? What are the symptoms?

Serious complication: Cyanosis in an asthmatic is an ominous sign, life threatening. ...Read more

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When is the typical onset of asthma? Can a person develop asthma as an adult?

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 “adult onset” 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 more

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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

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Can nasal congestion, sore throat, with fatigue sometimes be a symptoms of asthma attack onset?

Can nasal congestion, sore throat, with fatigue sometimes be a symptoms of asthma attack onset?

Allergies: These are symptoms of nasal allergies that often accompany asthma. If you have recurrent nasal symptoms, get them treated as it may aid in treatment of your asthma. ...Read more

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Anorexia & adult onset asthma. Won't take prednisone Albuterol triggers migraine Palpitations Dizzy Short of breath Exhausted Chest pain Stomach pain?

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

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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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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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How would you suggest that I naturally reduce the symptoms of asthma?

Asthma: You should know what triggers it and acoid it, get tested for allergies. Also a long term natural way to treat asthma associated with allergies is allergen desensitization or allergy shots, consult an allergist to best manage your asthma. ...Read more

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What medical conditions can mimick symptoms of excersised induced asthma?

What medical conditions can mimick symptoms of excersised induced asthma?

Vocal cord dysfcn: The first condition that comes to mind is vocal cord dysfunction, where they close creating a blockage of the airway when you are trying to get air. It takes working with a speech pathologist to learn how to relax the voice box during these sporadic events, that can strike suddenly during exercise. ...Read more

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How is asthma treated, are there any symptoms associated with the disorder?

Many ways: Depending on both the severity and frequency of your attacks, treatment will vary. Common symptoms include shortness of breath and cough. Minimizing your exposure to "triggers" that cause your attacks is very important. Animal dander, dust mites plant pollen pollution to mention few can be triggers. Investigate all possibilities and get tested by your physician. ...Read more