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Asthma in the elderly or seniors

Lung damage from smoking or extensive exposure to inhaled environmental pollutants causes diseases like bronchitis, emphysema, or COPD in the elderly. However, asthma is also a common cause of respiratory symptoms in this age group. Like asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), also responds to anti-inflammatorv drugs. Thus sometimes it becomes difficult to differentiate between asthma and other forms of obstructive lung diseases. However, after a trial of oral glucocorticosteroids...