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Asthma is the most common long-term disease in children. But it can affect people for their entire lives. While it’s true that some see their asthma fade as they get older, many others don’t. Or their asthma may disappear for a while and then reappear later. Sadly, asthma often reappears.
Doctors can’t easily predict which people will see their asthma return or continue later in life. But certain people may be more likely to have asthma through their adult years. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America , people most likely to keep having asthma as adults are:
Many of the same tips that help keep childhood asthma under control can also work for adults. You can reduce the risk of asthma attacks by avoiding certain triggers that can make asthma worse, such as smoke. Here are some other tips to help avoid triggers:
You may not outgrow asthma, but you can manage it daily for active adult living.
To learn more about Asthma and the Taking on Asthma initiative, visit our website.
Originally published: June 13, 2016
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