You can outgrow asthma
More Info: A study of 900 children over the course of nine years concluded that 1 in 20 children fully outgrow asthma by their adolescent years. The study also revealed that 39% of the study participants had improvement in their asthma as they grew older.
How Common Is Childhood Asthma?
According to the Center for Disease Control’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report statistics, asthma is the most common chronic disease of childhood as well as the leading cause of disability among children. It affects more than 10% of children in the United States, the percentage of which increases every year. Though most children display symptoms before the age of five, asthma can develop at any age.
Can You Develop Asthma as an Adult?
You can develop asthma as an adult. Asthma is an “inflammation of the airway.” Common symptoms are wheezing, chronic cough and shortness of breath. The symptoms can be caused by many diseases, so diagnosis by a doctor is essential. The symptoms can range from simply annoying to fatal. A person with a family history of asthma is at increased risk, as genetic tendencies may be inherited. The relationship between allergies and asthma is still being debated. Asthma symptoms are worsened by sinusitis and rhinitis. Most cases can be managed by medications and avoiding situations and things that trigger the attacks.
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“Measuring Childhood Asthma Prevalence Before and After the 1997 Redesign of the National Health Interview Survey — United States.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 Aug. 2011. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/ mmwrhtml/mm4940a2.htm
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