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Adult Onset Asthma

Woman with Asthma Adult onset asthma means that you did not have asthma as a child but then came down with it while an adult. That's pretty much a bummer.

Asthma can be a very dangerous health problem and needs to be taken seriously. Age does not appear to be a factor as to when adults can develop asthma. It is just as likely to develop in a thirty year old as it is in a sixty year old. However, more women develop adult onset asthma than men. Nobody has come up with a reason why yet.

Increased Risk Factors For Getting Asthma As An Adult

There is no clear answer for why someone would suddenly develop adult onset asthma. However, there are some different factors that seem to increase your chances of getting it as listed below:
  • Allergies - half of those people who developed adult onset asthma already had allergies.
  • Obesity - appears to increase your chances of developing asthma as an adult.
  • Cat Allergies - those with cat allergies have a greater chance of getting adult onset asthma. There is no evidence showing why this happens, but it does. One of those unsolved mysteries I guess
  • Estrogen Supplements - Women who take estrogen supplements for 10 years after menopause are 50% more likely to develop adult onset asthma.Why is anybody's guess. It's just another one of those interesting facts and figures.
  • Environmental Conditions - long term exposure to certain environmental conditions at work seem to increase your risk.
  • Medications - certain medications like aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs,oral beta blockers, beta blocker eye drops for glaucoma are all suspects for increasing your risk of developing adult asthma.
  • Infections - other illnesses like infections, a cold, the flu, etc., might also increase your chances of getting adult onset asthma.

Symptoms Of Adult Onset Asthma

While asthma signs and symptoms in both children and adults are very similar, they seem to be a little more persistent in adults. Your adult asthma symptoms are pretty much the same as with other forms of asthma. Cough variant asthma is the exception. From the asthma symptoms page, we find out that the typical symptoms are as follows:

  • Coughing - a persistent cough where you are also coughing up gunk or mucus.
  • Wheezing - a kind of whistling sound, usually when you breathe out.
  • Tightness in Your Chest - the muscles around your airways are getting tight.
  • Shortness of Breath - you are having problems getting a good breath of air.

Respitrol can help you and your family in the following ways:

  • Promotes easier breathing
  • Relieves wheezing, coughing, tightness in the chest, shortness of breath
  • Strengthens your overall immune system
  • Boosts your energy level for a more active lifestyle
  • You get these results without any side effects

What is Asthma

Human Lung
According to the what is asthma page, having asthma means that your airways or breathing tubes going to your lungs are very sensitive and easily irritated. They might even be mildly irritated all the time. Not a very fun thing to deal with every day of your life. The bad news is that certain things can cause your airways to get really upset. Here is what happens when they do get real upset:

  • The insides of your airways begin to get extremely sensitive and swollen. This leaves less room for the air to go back and forth to your lungs. It also causes you to cough.
  • The muscles around the outsides of your airways get real tight and try to squeeze your airways shut. This makes the opening for your air to pass through even smaller.
  • Gunk or mucus starts to form inside your airways. This plugs up the already small airways.
Sometimes these things are real bad and other times they aren't. There doesn't seem to be any specific pattern with adult onset asthma or any of the other asthma types. But, once they start to happen, then you will begin to have the asthma symptoms described above. Your asthma inhaler will try to stop one or more of those symptoms from continuing so you can breathe again. However, your inhaler's benefits only last for a short time.

Asthma Triggers

Those things that can get your airways really upset are called asthma triggers and we have a whole page dedicated to them. Adult onset asthma triggers can be the same things as for other asthma types. Triggers can be any of the allergens such as pollen, dust, mold, pet dander, dust mites, smoke, etc. They can also be things like certain weather conditions, getting emotional, GERD, exercising, other medications, etc.

You can really help yourself out by determining what your triggers are and doing your best to stay away from them. Coming into contact with these triggers is what causes your asthma attack, so the best thing you can do is stay away from them.

Asthma Treatment Options

As we mentioned, the best asthma treatment is to stay away from your triggers. The asthma prevention page has some tips on avoiding those triggers. For most of you that will be impossible to do all of the time, so you will need an asthma treatment strategy for your adult onset asthma.

Asthma Prescription Medications

You can use prescription asthma medications for the rest of your life to to treat your asthma. None of these medications will cure your asthma. They do try to control your symptoms and for some people they work and for others they don't work too well. When you consider the possible dangerous side effects from these medications, it is no wonder that so many people have already switched to natural treatments and remedies.

Natural Asthma Treatments and Remedies

According to recent asthma statistics in the US, five billion dollars is being spent on prescription asthma medications that do not even cure your asthma. For a fraction of the cost of what you spend on your prescription meds, doctor visits, hospital visits, missed work, etc., you could invest in a natural remedy. These remedies and treatments for your adult onset asthma will at the very least reduce your dependence on your meds and most times allow you to stop taking them altogether.

Check out some of the natural asthma treatment options discussed on this site:

There are also some great ebooks available that describe different natural cures for asthma that work. If you want to finally be cured of your adult onset asthma, take advantage of what these books are offering you. It's a small investment toward a lifetime free of asthma.

Go from this 'Adult Onset Asthma' page to the 'Asthma Types' page.

Other Useful Links:

'Asthma Help - This asthma help page will provide you with all of the asthma information you ever wanted to know in one location. The best part is that it is in easy to understand language that you will be able to understand.'

'What is Asthma - Not only will you find the answer to the question of what is asthma, but you will find out what causes asthma and what your asthma symptoms are.'

'What Causes Asthma - Find out what really causes your asthma symptoms. Is there anything you can do about it? Learn exactly what is happening when you have an asthma attack.'

'Asthma Signs and Symptoms - Asthma signs and symptoms are those things like wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, and others that we get when we have asthma and our airways get irritated. Learn what happens when our airways get irritated by what are called asthma triggers.'

'Asthma Triggers - Asthma triggers are the reason that you have an asthma attack. Find out what kinds of things can be on your asthma triggers list and what treatment options you have.'

'Asthma Attack - An asthma attack is what happens when someone with asthma comes in contact with or does something on their asthma triggers list. Find out all the details here.'

'Asthma Attack Cause - You definitely have an asthma attack cause so we will help you to determine what it is. You might even have more than one cause. Once you determine your cause or causes you can do your best to avoid them and reduce your number of asthma attacks.'

'Asthma Attack Symptoms - No matter what type of asthma you have, your asthma attack symptoms will similar to those from every other type of asthma with one exception. learn what these symptoms are and what causes them.'

'Acute Asthma Attack - An acute asthma attack is a life threatening situation. Find out what is happening to your body when you have this kind of attack and what you should do.'

'Asthma Types - Learn all about the different asthma types such as exercise induced asthma, cough variant asthma, allergy induced asthma, adult onset asthma, childhood asthma, cardiac asthma and more.'

'Asthma Medication - Learn how your prescription asthma medication tries to reduce your asthma symptoms, but not to cure you of asthma. Learn about the different short term and long term medications, how they work, and their possible dangerous side effects.'

'Chronic Asthma Treatment - A chronic asthma treatment plan should include reducing your asthma signs and symptoms, identifying and avoiding your asthma triggers, healing and improving your respiratory system, minimizing the side effects of your prescription medications, and curing your asthma.'

'Asthma Herbs - Asthma herbs offer an excellent asthma treatment solution. The right herbs can reduce and eliminate your asthma symptoms. They can also heal and strengthen the lungs, airways and the immune system.'

'Asthma Prevention - Use these asthma prevention tips to eliminate your exposure to asthma triggers and to reduce the number of asthma attacks that you have.'

'Asthma Statistics - Disturbing asthma statistics like 20 million people in the US have asthma, 40,000 people miss work or school every day because of their asthma symptoms, 30,000 people have asthma attacks every day ...'

'Asthma Peak Flow Meter

'Best Treatments For Asthma - The best treatments for asthma are those that can eliminate your asthma symptoms without any dangerous side effects. These treatments should not have to last for an extended period of time.'

'Natural Cures For Asthma - Natural cures for asthma will do what your asthma medications won't - cure your asthma! Would you like to be free of your asthma symptoms once and for all? Then check out these natural cures that are working for more and more people every day.'

Natural Respiratory Health Products - A listing of the best natural products available.

Current Asthma Treatment - Is your current asthma treatment the best option available? Find out what the best asthma treatments must and can do. Don't settle for partial relief when there is somethig better.'

'New Asthma Treatments - Are there any new asthma treatments that work better than the standard treatments? If you are looking for new asthma treatments that will eliminate your asthma then you should consider natural cures for asthma.'

'Asthma Causes and Treatments - Learn all about the different asthma causes and treatments. There are many different things that can cause your asthma attacks. Learn which asthma treatments work and which ones don't. It is very possible to be asthma free in a very short time. Learn how here.'

'Non Allergic Asthma - Non Allergic Asthma is one of the two major classifications of asthma. Learn what it is and how it differs from allergic asthma.'

'Allergy Induced Asthma - Learn what allergy induced asthma really is and what you can expect if you have it. Find out what causes it.'

'How To Treat Asthma - Learn how to treat asthma so that you never have another asthma symptom. Why treat your asthma with prescription medications for the rest of your life. Why not treat it with something that will actually cure it?'

Herbal Products

Claritose - Natural allergy relief for all your symptoms.

Respitrol - Relieves wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, chest tightness and much more.

Biovent Drops - Supports healthy lungs and helps keep air passages open.

Triple Complex BronchoSoothe - Relieves tightening of the chest to open airways.

Asthma Aid - Soothes and strengthens the lungs and helps rebuild your immune system.

Respirator - Helps tone the lungs, expels mucus, clears your airways, and relaxes your breathing.

Breath Ease Spray - Provides sinus congestion relief.

B-Eaze Oil - Helps clear nasal passages and loosens mucus.

Immune Booster - Boosts your immune system to help fight disease, colds, and flu.

Allergy Aid - Contains 12 different herbs to help reduce allergies.

Bronchitis - Contains 11 herbs to help open bronchial passages and prevent infections.

Types of Asthma

Bronchial Asthma

Pediatric Asthma

Exercise Induced Asthma

Cough Variant Asthma

Allergy Induced Asthma

Asthma in Children

Acute Asthma

Adult Onset Asthma

We highly recommend that you always keep your doctor informed about what treatments you are pursuing.
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