Can I Ever Be Cured Of My Asthma?

Question: Can I ever be cured of my asthma?

Answer: This point, unfortunately, the answer is probably no. And that's not to say that for many people the asthma won't get quiet, won't seem to have gone away. In fact, for many children with asthma, as they enter the teenage years, it does actually get quiet, and again people will describe to you that it has gone away. But if you follow children into young adulthood, you'll see that for most individuals, the asthma returns. And so it's important to remember that if you have a physician diagnosis of asthma that it can return at any time, and one needs to remember that.

Now, having said that, it's important to know that there are now medications that can control asthma very effectively, and make it seem like you don't have the disease in the sense that you are able to run and to live life to its fullest without impairment of quality of life. So again, asthma is a serious, but controllable disease that when properly managed, should not affect your day-to-day living at all.

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