Prognosis and Outlook for Asthma

Prognosis for Asthma

Asthma has no cure. Even when you feel fine, you still have the disease and it can flare up at any time.

However, with today's knowledge and treatments, most people who have asthma are able to manage the disease. They have few, if any, symptoms. They can live normal, active lives and sleep through the night without interruption from asthma.

If you have asthma, you can take an active role in managing the disease. For successful, thorough, and ongoing treatment, build strong partnerships with your doctor and other health care providers.

Source: NHLBI (NIH)1

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Without proper care, asthma can become serious, even deadly. But most people with asthma learn to manage the disease so they have few symptoms or none at all.

Source: NIH News in Health (NIH)2

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Asthma canít be cured, but most people with asthma can control it and live active lives. Talk to your doctor about developing a plan to manage your asthma symptoms.

Source: NIH News in Health (NIH)3

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Most people who have asthma are able to manage the disease. They have few, if any, symptoms and can live normal, active lives.

Source: MedLinePlus Magazine (NIH)4

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Outlook

Asthma can't be cured, but it can be controlled. With today's knowledge and treatments, most people who have asthma can manage the disease. They have few, if any, symptoms, live normal, active lives, and sleep through the night.

Successful treatment means managing your asthma actively every day and building strong partnerships with your doctor and other healthcare providers.

Source: MedLinePlus Magazine (NIH)5

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There's currently no cure, but there are simple treatments that can help keep the symptoms under control so it doesn't have a big impact on your life.

Source: NHS Choices UK6

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How long does it last?

Asthma is a long-term condition for many people, particularly if it first develops when you're an adult.

In children, it sometimes disappears or improves during the teenage years, but it can come back later in life.

The symptoms can usually be controlled with treatment. Most people will have normal, active lives, although some with more severe asthma may have ongoing problems.

Source: NHS Choices UK7

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References

  1. Source: NHLBI (NIH): nhlbi.nih.gov/ health/ health-topics/ topics/ asthma
  2. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): newsinhealth.nih.gov/ issue/ jun2014/ feature1
  3. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): newsinhealth.nih.gov/ 2008/ May/ docs/ 01features_02.htm
  4. Source: MedLinePlus Magazine (NIH): medlineplus.gov/ magazine/ issues/ fall13/ articles/ fall13pg12-13.html
  5. ibid.
  6. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ Asthma/ 
  7. ibid.

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