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Is it normal for teenagers to be diagnosed with asthma?

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Dr. Gary Steven
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Not "normal"

... But not unusual.
Only 3-5% of people have asthma, but the teenage years represents a very common time for it to develop. The best way to prevent it is to aggressively treat childhood allergies, since allergic children are much more likely to develop asthma as a teen. Keeping allergies very well controlled with the help of your allergist is the best way to prevent asthma.

In brief: Not "normal"

... But not unusual.
Only 3-5% of people have asthma, but the teenage years represents a very common time for it to develop. The best way to prevent it is to aggressively treat childhood allergies, since allergic children are much more likely to develop asthma as a teen. Keeping allergies very well controlled with the help of your allergist is the best way to prevent asthma.
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