Adult-Onset Asthma (cont.)
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Who gets asthma?
Anyone can get asthma at any age. Among those at higher risk for asthma are people who:
How is asthma classified?
Asthma is classified into four categories based upon frequency of symptoms and objective measures, such as peak flow measurements and/or spirometry results. These categories are: mild intermittent; mild persistent; moderate persistent; and severe persistent. Your physician will determine the severity and control of your asthma based on how frequently you have symptoms and on lung function tests. It is important to note that a person's asthma symptoms can change from one category to another.
Mild intermittent asthma
Mild persistent asthma
Moderate persistent asthma
Severe persistent asthma
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