Ask the doctor: Asthma at any age

Published: July, 2012

Q. I'm 50 years old, and lately I've been wheezing when I play tennis. Can I get asthma at my age?

A. You can get asthma as an adult, without ever having had it in childhood. And your wheezing might be caused by asthma, but it also can be caused by other conditions.

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