Asthma in the older person

1) Asthma in the older person

man_gardeningAsthma can affect people of any age

  • Adult onset (sometimes called ‘late onset’) asthma is the term applied to asthma occurring for the first time in adulthood.
  • Some adult onset asthma is related to triggers in the work place and is called occupational asthma.
  • Long standing asthma is a term sometimes applied to having asthma either continuously or ‘off and on’ throughout life. This is sometimes referred to as ‘chronic asthma’.
  • This section relates to all people who have asthma over 65 years of age.