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.Adult-onset asthma. What causes adult-onset asthma? Adult-onset asthma does not run in families the way childhood asthma does. Instead, many factors have been linked to asthma in adulthood. Certain types of work: Asthma that starts or worsens on the job is one type of adult-onset asthma. 5 Usually, a chemical or allergen used at the job site is responsible for.
Adult Onset Asthma. Although many people first develop asthma during childhood, asthma symptoms can occur at any time in life. This fact sheet provides general information about the nature of asthma when it appears in adults for the first time. 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:Author: Kimberly Holland.
When asthma symptoms appear and are diagnosed in adults older than age 20, it is typically known as adult-onset asthma.About half of adults who have asthma also have allergies.Adult-onset asthma also may be the result of commonplace irritants in the workplace (called occupational asthma) or home environments, and the asthma symptoms come on suddenly. What causes adult-onset asthma? There are many possible factors. Sometimes, people just manage to essentially avoid their asthma triggers for years. When they are then exposed to that trigger as an adult, it can bring on asthma symptoms. For example, they may move in with a roommate who has a pet, or they may work around certain chemical fumes.