Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research / 2009 / Article / Tab 2

Review Article

Asthma in the Elderly

Table 2

Underdiagnosis of asthma [21].

Dyspnea is caused by aging
Reduction in perception of dyspnea
Self-limitation of activities
Social isolation
Depression
Misconception that adult-onset asthma is rare
Comorbid conditions

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