When asthma symptoms appear and are diagnosed in adults older than age 20, it is typically known as adult-onset ast hma. About half of adults who have asthma also have allergies. Asthma causes inflammation and narrowing in the airways. Narrowed airways cause chest tightness and difficulty breathing. Symptoms of childhood and adult-onset asthma are the same and include: wheezing. coughing. congestion. chest pain. increased mucus secretion in the njwx.info: Kimberly Holland.
In one open label trial of 64 adults and 16 children and adolescents, asthma patients were treated for two months with butterbur extract, followed by an optional two-month treatment period. Data showed that all the measured symptoms improved throughout the study, and 40% of patients were able to reduce their intake of traditional asthma medications (Danesch ). Oct 19, · Adult-onset asthma is more common — and more serious — than you may think. Find out why asthma hits adults harder thank kids. Learn which symptoms to watch for and how to control your asthma.
Adult asthma is often linked with allergies and accompanied by other allergic conditions, such as hayfever. Adult asthma is more common in females. Adult asthma infographic PDF Download our infographic for key points on adult asthma. This material is a summarised version of the European Lung White Book, which can be accessed online. People with adult-onset asthma may need higher doses of inhaled corticosteroids. For some adults with asthma, inhaled corticosteroids are not very effective. 3 In this case, oral corticosteroids may be necessary. 2 Your health care provider may suggest additional tests to figure out what type of asthma .