Link between asthma and chronic migraines found

A new study suggest that asthma sufferers have nearly double the risk of experiencing chronic migraines. The research looked at over 4,500 patients who, at the beginning of the study in 2008, had less than 15 migraines a month. After a year the researchers checked to see how many people suffered from chronic migraines, which was categorized here to read more

Cerebral palsy (CP) in adults increases risk of asthma, hypertension and arthritis

Cerebral palsy in adults increases the risk of asthma, hypertension and arthritis. Cerebral palsy (CP) is a muscle tone, movement, or posture disorder caused by an insult of the immature, developing brain prior to birth. Cerebral palsy is known as a non-progressive disorder, meaning it does not get worse over time. Unfortunately, other conditions that here to read more

Nasal polyps can result from chronic inflammation due to asthma, infection and allergies

Nasal polyps can result from chronic inflammation due to asthma, infection and allergies. Nasal polyps are soft, non-cancerous, painless growths that line the inside of the nose. They hang from the inside of the nose like teardrops and can be a result of chronic inflammation due to asthma, infection or allergies. Small polyps can be here to read more

Indoor winter allergy risks, stopping asthma, rhinitis causing allergens in your home

The risk of winter allergies can be lowered by preventing the allergens that cause asthma and rhinitis. Although the springtime is more commonly known to produce allergens, the winter can also generate allergens. During the wintertime we spend many more hours indoors, which can produce allergens. Common winter allergens are dust and mold, and even here to read more

Asthma sufferers may have worsened migraines

Researchers have found that pre-existing asthma may be a strong predictor for future chronic migraines in those who currently experience occasional migraine headaches. Lead author, Vincent Martin, M.D., said, “If you have asthma along with episodic or occasional migraine, then your headaches are more likely to evolve into a more disabling form known as chronic here to read more

Sinus infection (sinusitis) related to asthma

Sinus infection (sinusitis) is related to asthma. The sinuses are located in the cheekbones, around the eyes and behind the nose in hollow cavities. The sinuses help keep the air that is inhaled warm, moist and filtered by being lined with mucus. If something blocks the mucus from draining normally, an infection can occur. The here to read more

Bronchiolitis in early childhood increases adult asthma risk

Bronchiolitis – inflammation of the bronchioles – in early childhood has been found to increase the risk of adult asthma. Bronchiolitis is a lung infection commonly experienced by children. It leads to congestion of the small airways (bronchioles) in the lungs. Bronchiolitis can occur year-round, but is often worse in the winter months. Bronchiolitis can here to read more

Vitamin D does not reduce the frequency or severity of colds in asthma patients: Study

Vitamin D does not reduce the risk of an asthma patient catching a cold, according to a new study. The findings were surprising, due to the fact that previous studies found a 40 percent decrease in asthma related issues for patients who raised their vitamin D levels from deficient to normal. The researchers previously concluded here to read more

Anxiety can aggravate asthma: Study

New research reveals that anxiety can aggravate asthma. Anxiety is characterized as having a fear of fear. Managing asthma can be much more difficult for those who also have anxiety, according to the recent study. The research comes from the University of Cincinnati. The researchers studied 101 college undergrads who had asthma. The study mimicked here to read more

Biologics for asthma attack source not just symptoms

Unlike conventional treatments for severe asthma, biologics for asthma aim to attack the source of the disease and not just the symptoms. The findings were presented at the 2015 ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting in San Antonio. Presenter at the meeting, Kevin Murphy, M.D., said, “Biologics is definitely something that has piqued the interest of physicians, here to read more

Asthma, COPD and bronchitis: Key differences in common respiratory diseases

Common respiratory diseases like asthma, bronchitis and COPD can seriously impact a person’s quality of life, but proper diagnosis and treatment can help those who suffer live more comfortably. Understanding the differences between asthma, COPD and bronchitis can help lead to appropriate care. The differences between asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, are here to read more