Asthma, Plus Age and Illness, in the Elderly

July 9, 2015

Aging and comorbidities make asthma management in the elderly much more difficult than in younger people. Get a quick look here at what to watch out for.

The prevalence of asthma in the elderly is commensurate with that in younger individuals yet it is far more likely to be undiagnosed or misdiagnosed and so undertreated and poorly controlled.When asthma is diagnosed, management is complicated by issues unique to the aging process as well as comorbid conditions.This brief slide show is a review of what to be aware of, especially when choosing medications to manage asthma in your elderly patients.

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