False. Even if your asthma symptoms disappear, you still have asthma.
Asthma is a very personal disease and it can be different for each person. For some asthmatics, allergies and asthma symptoms that start in childhood tend to improve as they age. However, asthma is a chronic disease which have no cure. So, even without symptoms, you need to control it and have your yearly medical checkup with the doctor that has been following you. Keep in mind that there’s always a chance of the symptoms coming back and be brought on by triggers different from before.
This absence of symptoms called asthma remission has been the subject to many studies. If you want to take a look at some of them, click on the links below:
- Childhood factors associated with asthma remission after 30 year follow up
- Remission of asthma: a prospective longitudinal study from northern Europe (RHINE study)
- Airway eosinophilia in remission and progression of asthma (…)
- Asthma incidence, remission, relapse and persistence: a population-based study in southern Taiwan
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