Adult-Onset Asthma Directory
Adult-onset asthma occurs when asthma symptoms appear in adults over 20. It could be associated with allergies or could be triggered by environmental factors at work or home. Symptoms include shortness of breath, wheezing, chest tightness, and more. Risk factors include a family history of asthma or allergies, smoking in your home, and living in urban areas. Asthma treatments usually include anti-inflammatory medications such as inhaled steroids and bronchodilators. Many use inhalers or nebulizers to take their medications. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how adult-onset asthma is caused, how to treat it, and much more.
WebMD explains the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of adult-onset asthma.
Risk Factors for Asthma
Some of the risk factors for asthma may surprise you. WebMD explains triggers for asthma attacks and what other health conditions are related to asthma.
Asthma is a chronic disease of the respiratory system that causes narrowing of the airways resulting in shortness of breath and difficulty breathing. Learn more about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment of asthma at WebMD.
Asthma Diagnosis and Tests
Asthma is a difficult condition to diagnose, especially in children, and is often diagnosed after other conditions are ruled out. Learn more about the diagnostic process for asthma and the tests doctors use.
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A Visual Guide to Asthma
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Rate Your Asthma Symptoms
Are your asthma symptoms serious? Rate and track your asthma symptoms here for better asthma control.