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Asthma in Older Adults: Managing Treatment

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Topic Overview

Diagnosis and treatment of asthma can be a challenge if you are age 65 or older. You might have another medical condition that masks your asthma. Or you may be more likely to have side effects from asthma medicines or be at risk for reactions from the different medicines you may be taking.

To treat your asthma, you and your doctor should work closely together, especially if you:


Credits for Asthma in Older Adults: Managing Treatment

Current as of: July 17, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Elizabeth T. Russo MD - Internal Medicine


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