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Does asthma affect people over 60?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Any age

Asthma can affect patients at any age.
You need to see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment.

In brief: Any age

Asthma can affect patients at any age.
You need to see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Latisha Smith
Wound care

In brief: Yes

Asthma is a condition that is the result of bronchial constriction.
It can affect people of any age. The new onset of this condition over age 60 is uncommon and is it important to have your physician evaluate you for other illnesses which could cause shortness of breath or wheezing.

In brief: Yes

Asthma is a condition that is the result of bronchial constriction.
It can affect people of any age. The new onset of this condition over age 60 is uncommon and is it important to have your physician evaluate you for other illnesses which could cause shortness of breath or wheezing.
Dr. Latisha Smith
Dr. Latisha Smith
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Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
Family Medicine

In brief:

Respiratory diseases such as asthma are common after the age of 65 because the lung function decreases over time.
You may start noticing the asthma symptoms for the first time at this age. One report in 2006 showed about 2.5 million people 65 and above had asthma problem with more than 1 million asthma attacks.

In brief:

Respiratory diseases such as asthma are common after the age of 65 because the lung function decreases over time.
You may start noticing the asthma symptoms for the first time at this age. One report in 2006 showed about 2.5 million people 65 and above had asthma problem with more than 1 million asthma attacks.
Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
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