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iris90619 iris90619

I have been recently diagnosed with Asthma at 60, never had any sort of chest issues as all.

I have come to reside in Northern Ireland after living for last 20 years in Denver, Colorado, a mile high altitude, where I was a very active person, I am wondering if coming from such a dry environment, a mile high to sea level in a much more humid environment could have any role in this adult onset of Asthma

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  • Mumbles1 Mumbles1 iris90619

    Hi Iris,

    I also was diagnosed with Asthma at a similar age,  after getting a virus on holiday but I am now living in Oxfordshire which is damp, which doesn't help.  Did you catch a bug first?  

    I don't get symptoms except when I'm ill really or sports.  I should think the change of climate hasn't helped.  Years ago a health visitor told me that changing counties let alone countries exposes you to new germs so that you catch everything going until your immune system gets used to the new location.  

  • nigel28138 nigel28138 iris90619

    Hi Iris

    Sorry to hear that you now have asthma that must have come as a bit of a shock. I presume that you have have had a test to confirm that it is asthma. Have you been given any medication yet? 

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