Does asthma ever just completely go away?
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Is it possible for asthma to “heal” and improve over time, or does it just go through periods where it’s dormant? I know some people who outgrew asthma they had as children, but what about teenagers and adults? Is there a chance it might return at some point?
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This is a great question, thanks for starting the discussion. Your doctor may be able to give you a more precise answer. But I will tag a few Carenity members who may be able to share their asthma experiences with you.
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Have you always had asthma? Or did it develop later in life? Over time, has it improved or gotten worse? What has your physician told you, will it get better in the future?
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@LizziB if I remember correctly, I was diagnosed with asthma as a preschooler or even a toddler. My mom and her father both have asthma so I suppose it wouldn't be a surprise for me to be afflicted with breathing issues.
I remember trouble with my breathing while I was younger but didn't like the oral medication so gave my mother trouble about taking it. Doesn't seem there were many options in the 70's or even 80's that I can really think of. I practiced breathing treatments, and staying away from triggers if at all possible. .
I don't really remember actually "treatments " for my asthma unless I was actually ill until the 2000's being an option. All of a sudden there were inhalers and nebulizer treatments and daily pills to help make breathing easier and attacks less frequent.
I now have scarring in my lungs from all the coughing and infections. Granuloma, and post pulmonary fibrosis. At one point one of my lungs wasn't fully "inflated(?)" They said too much coughing could have caused it to partially collapse because of the last bought of bronchitis turned pneumonia, or something along that line.
I've now been on daily meds and inhalers with nebulizer as needed and all the precautions inplace that I've been pretty healthy for a few years. My last PFT the pulmonologist said if he didn't know better he wouldn't consider me an asthmatic. I have my asthma pretty well controlled. Gotta stay away from those triggers though!
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