Can a person develop asthma at adulthood?

Allen

Member
I have a friend in her late forties who now says she has asthma. She has never had an attack until now. Is this possible?
 

Lewis

Active member
Asthma symptoms can appear at any time in life. People can develop asthma at age 50, 60, or even later. Adults who develop asthma are said to have adult onset asthma.
 

Anderson

Well-known member
Anyone can get asthma at any age. Among those at higher risk for asthma are people who: Have a family history of asthma. Have a history of allergies (allergic asthma)
 

Mary Jo

Member
Asthma is common in childhood, but you can develop it at any point in your life. It's not uncommon for people over the age of 50 to be diagnosed with this lung disorder. Childhood asthma and adult-onset asthma have the same symptoms, and both have similar treatments.
 

Davies

Active member
What if I don't have an inhaler during an attack?
  1. Sit up straight. Sitting upright can help keep your airways open. ...
  2. Remain calm. Try to remain as calm as you can while you're having an asthma attack. ...
  3. Steady your breathing. Try to take slow, steady breaths during your attack.
  4. Move away from triggers.
  5. Call emergency.
 

Kleo

Active member
  1. Sit up straight. Sitting upright can help keep your airways open. ...
  2. Remain calm. Try to remain as calm as you can while you're having an asthma attack. ...
  3. Steady your breathing. Try to take slow, steady breaths during your attack.
  4. Move away from triggers.
  5. Call emergency.
Thanks! This could come in handy..
 

Kleo

Active member
Asthma is common in childhood, but you can develop it at any point in your life. It's not uncommon for people over the age of 50 to be diagnosed with this lung disorder. Childhood asthma and adult-onset asthma have the same symptoms, and both have similar treatments.
Treatments? Can asthma be completely treated?
 

Riley09

Active member
As a chronic and lasting condition, asthma is not curable. It is highly treatable, though, so long as a patient has professional support.
 

Riley09

Active member
By "treatable," you mean with Inhalers?
Drugs which are indicated for the treatment of asthma include the classes of beta2 agonists, antimuscarinics, corticosteroids, leukotriene inhibitors and xanthines. They are available in the forms of inhalations, tablets, capsules and injections, etc. and used depending on medical condition and supervision.
 

Felix

Active member
Drugs which are indicated for the treatment of asthma include the classes of beta2 agonists, antimuscarinics, corticosteroids, leukotriene inhibitors and xanthines. They are available in the forms of inhalations, tablets, capsules and injections, etc. and used depending on medical condition and supervision.
I think inhalers should do just fine..
 
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