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Who's likely to have adult-onset asthma?

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People who may be more likely to get adult-onset asthma are:

  • Women who are having hormonal changes, such as those who are pregnant or who are experiencing menopause
  • Women who take estrogen after menopause for 10 years or longer
  • People who have just had certain viruses or illnesses, such as a cold or flu
  • People with allergies, especially to cats
  • People who have GERD
  • People who are exposed to environmental irritant like tobacco smoke, mold, dust, feather beds, or perfume

From: Adult-Onset Asthma WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Adult Onset of Asthma" and "Exercise-Induced Bronchoconstriction (Asthma)." American Society of Anesthesiologists: "Aging and the Respiratory System."  National Institute on Aging: "Aging Under the Microscope: Chapter 4: Physiologic Clues."  American Lung Association: "Asthma in Adults Fact Sheet."  Graham, L. , 2006.  Boehringer Ingelheim: "US FDA Expands Approval of Tiotropium Respimat® for Maintenance Treatment of Asthma in Children." FDA. Prescribing Information: Spiriva Respimat.





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SOURCES: 

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Adult Onset of Asthma" and "Exercise-Induced Bronchoconstriction (Asthma)." American Society of Anesthesiologists: "Aging and the Respiratory System."  National Institute on Aging: "Aging Under the Microscope: Chapter 4: Physiologic Clues."  American Lung Association: "Asthma in Adults Fact Sheet."  Graham, L. , 2006.  Boehringer Ingelheim: "US FDA Expands Approval of Tiotropium Respimat® for Maintenance Treatment of Asthma in Children." FDA. Prescribing Information: Spiriva Respimat.





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Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on July 7, 2018

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