Warning Signs of Adult Onset Asthma


17 million adults have asthma, but many people still think of it as a children’s disease. Adult onset asthma can appear in a variety of ways – National Jewish Health asthma expert David Beuther, MD, explains the symptoms.


 

 


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Video Transcript

 

Did you know 17 million adults have asthma?

Adult onset asthma typically has less recognizable symptoms.

Many don’t know the important warning signs.

I think the diversity of asthma in how it shows up and how it feels to the patient is much greater in adulthood than in childhood.

Symptoms of adult onset asthma can include:

Shortness of breath
Wheezing
Persistent cough
Chest pain
Trouble sleeping

Call your doctor if you are experiencing any of these symptoms.

 


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