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Can I still lead a normal life if I have asthma?
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
In brief: Yes...
There are effective asthma treatments and most patients are symptom-free between exacerbations and there are often long periods of time between exacerbations.
There are many athletes, even professional and olympic-level, who have asthma. So you can live a normal life with asthma!

In brief: Yes...
There are effective asthma treatments and most patients are symptom-free between exacerbations and there are often long periods of time between exacerbations.
There are many athletes, even professional and olympic-level, who have asthma. So you can live a normal life with asthma!
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Yes
You may have to make some concessions to asthma like not smoking, taking medications to control asthma, taking medication before exercise to prevent bronchospasm, and even finding a new home for your cat.
That still fall into my definition of "normal life".

In brief: Yes
You may have to make some concessions to asthma like not smoking, taking medications to control asthma, taking medication before exercise to prevent bronchospasm, and even finding a new home for your cat.
That still fall into my definition of "normal life".
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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