Asthma Can Start at Any Age – Not Just a Childhood Condition

asthmatic adultAsthma Rates Grew 30% Between 2001 and 2011

A recent article from USA today states, “You likely think of asthma as a childhood condition. [It is] true that most people develop [asthma] as kids, but it can actually start at any age.”

“Doctors don’t know exactly what causes the condition…or why some adults develop it late in life….” However, genes and environmental factors are believed to contribute. The occurrence of asthma cases increased by 30% between 2001 and 2011, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About one in 12 Americans are diagnosed with the condition.

Read the complete article from USA Today.