When asthma symptoms appear and are diagnosed in adults older than 20, it is typically known as adult-onset asthma. Adult-onset asthma is more common in women than in men and is possibly related to allergies or allergic asthma. About half of adults who have asthma also have allergies. At other times, adult-onset asthma may be the result of commonplace substances in work (called occupational asthma) or home environments, and the asthma symptoms come on suddenly.
What is asthma?
Asthma is a disorder of the lungs that causes the airways to:
The symptoms of asthma include:
What is adult-onset asthma?
When a doctor makes a diagnosis of asthma in people older than 20, it is known as adult-onset asthma.
Among those who may be more likely to get adult-onset asthma are:
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