Asthma may be worsened with cured meat

Cured meat may aggravate asthma, according to research findings. The researchers found that regular consumption of cured meats may aggravate asthma. The researchers looked at nearly 1,000 people with respiratory disease and found that the more cured meat one consumed the higher the risk of worsening asthma symptoms – 76 percent higher, to be precise. here to read more

Asthma patients have higher rates of insomnia: Study

Asthma patients have higher rates of insomnia, according to research findings. Scientists found that insomnia was more common among people with asthma and is associated with poorer asthma control, as well as depression and anxiety. Asthma patients often report sleeping troubles, but the prevalence of insomnia and its link to asthma have long been unknown. here to read more

Eczema and hay fever in childhood could develop into allergic asthma in adulthood: Study

Eczema and hay fever in childhood could develop into allergic asthma in adulthood. The risk of asthma in adulthood was found to be nine times higher among those who suffered from eczema and hay fever as children. The study looked at nearly 1,400 adult participants of the Tasmanian Longitudinal Health Study (TAHS). Participants were assessed here to read more

Asthma vs. COPD: Differences in symptoms, causes, and treatment options

Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are both respiratory conditions that are chronic and affect a person’s breathing. With many shared similarities, the two can easily be misdiagnosed for one another and that is why testing is so important to determine the exact diagnosis. According to a presentation given at the American College of here to read more

Obstructive sleep apnea risk increases with asthma: Study

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) risk increases with asthma, according to research. Extensive research confirmed the link between asthma and obstructive sleep apnea, but it was long unclear whether asthma was a possible risk factor for sleep apnea or a result of the condition. Researchers explored the association between asthma and obstructive sleep apnea by randomly here to read more

Asthma overdiagnosed in estimated 30 percent of Canadians: Study

Asthma is overdiagnosed in an estimated 30 percent of Canadians, according to new findings. Lead study author Shawn Aaron said, “Careful testing revealed that 33 percent of people who had been recently diagnosed with asthma in the community did not have current asthma even after withdrawal of asthma medications.” The study randomly recruited 701 non-smoking here to read more

Hidden signs of asthma not commonly known, survey

Asthma has some obvious signs and symptoms, including shortness or breath and difficulty breathing, but there are also some hidden signs that can be overlooked and that increase the risk of asthma-related complications. Some of those less commonly recognized signs of asthma include difficulty sleeping or a persistent cough. Researchers who uncovered these hidden signs here to read more

Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis incidences much higher in asthma and COPD patients, study shows

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis incidences are much higher in asthma and COPD patients, according to research. Lead author Paul Brassard said, “These findings have important implications for the early detection of [inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD)] in airway disease patients. Although a link has previously been suggested, this is the first study to find significantly here to read more

World Asthma Day, abdominal aortic aneurysm, pulmonary embolism risk, insomnia, and pregnancy

World Asthma Day, which falls on May 3 this year, is fast approaching. In view of this, we want to educate our readers on some of the health conditions affected by asthma, including abdominal aortic aneurysm, pulmonary embolism, insomnia, and even pregnancy. Although it is a respiratory condition, asthma can affect health in other ways, here to read more

Asthma may raise abdominal aortic aneurysm risk

Asthma may raise the risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm. Abdominal aortic aneurysm is the weakening of the main blood vessel in the body. It can cause sudden death if it ruptures. The study uncovered that asthma patients had a greater risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm. Other notable risk factors for abdominal aortic aneurysm include smoking, here to read more