5 Coping Tips for Adult Asthma

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Erin Azuse, RN BSN

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Many people think of asthma as primarily a childhood disease, but this is not the case. Even though some children experience an improvement in their symptoms as they grow older, many cases of asthma persist into adulthood, and for others, asthma doesn’t even appear until later in life.

If you are an adult living with asthma, you understand how this disease can significantly impact your life—from missed days at work, to difficulty performing daily activities, to hospitalizations, and more. Yet there are things you can do to make living with asthma more manageable.

Lots of people with asthma experience symptoms when they exercise—but that doesn’t mean you should stop being active! Real asthma patients and specialists explain how exercising with asthma is crucial—you just need to be prepared and know your body.

Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS Last Review Date: Jan 19, 2016

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