Navigation Links
Scientists identify how gastric reflux may trigger asthma
Date:7/21/2008

Journal of Clinical Investigation. "These data suggest that chronic micro-aspiration of gastric fluid can drive the immune system toward an asthmatic response."

"This does not mean that everyone with GERD is going to develop asthma, by any means," says William Parker, an assistant professor of surgery at Duke and a co-author of the study. "But it may mean that people with GERD may be more likely to develop asthma. If there is an upside to this, it is that developing GERD is something we can pretty much treat and control."

Parker says poor diet, a lack of exercise and obesity all contribute to the development of GERD, and that rising rates of reflux disease are part of a "perfect storm" of environmental and behavioral factors driving escalating rates of asthma, particularly in Western cultures. "People should avoid the risk factors for GERD. We strongly believe that the rise in asthma, particularly among adults in the country, is in large measure due to lifestyle choices that can be changed."

Lin and Parker agree that much more work needs to be done to fully understand the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in the relationship between reflux disease and asthma, but both feel their study offers new directions for developing additional treatment options for both problems.

Lin says patients who already have GERD can minimize gastric reflux and thereby lessen their chances of developing asthma by following a few simple guidelines: Eat smaller meals and eat several hours before going to bed; raise the head of the bed a few inches; maintain a healthy weight; and limit fatty goods, coffee, tea, caffeine and alcohol they can relax the esophageal sphincter and make reflux more likely.


'/>"/>

Contact: Michelle Gailiun
michelle.gailiun@duke.edu
919-660-1306
Duke University Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Embargoed Until Monday, July 21 at 5 p.m. EST; Scientists Figure Out How the Immune System and Brain Communicate to Control Disease
2. CSHL scientists correlate enzyme expression levels with chemotherapy drug response
3. Weizmann Institute scientists new technique gets to the root of cancer
4. NOAA and Louisiana scientists predict largest Gulf of Mexico dead zone on record
5. Carnegie Corporation funds ASCB course on parasites for African scientists
6. NIH grant to strengthen IU and Purdue program to educate physician-scientists
7. UF McKnight Brain Institute director honored by Italian scientists
8. Scientists Find Way to Dim Cancer Switch
9. Scientists find how neural activity spurs blood flow in the brain
10. Weizmann Institute scientists discover how an injured embryo can regenerate itself
11. Different type of colon cancer vaccine reduces disease spread, Jefferson scientists show
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 22, 2015 Thousand of GranuFlo ... Care recalled its GranuFlo and NaturaLyte dialysis concentrates continue ... in U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, Bernstein Liebhard ... the Court has remanded a case filed by the ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 Joan Lunden, award-winning American journalist, ... the upcoming 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference ... Resource®, LLC (PER®) , shares that “a fast-growing, virulent” ... if she had not followed up her clean mammogram ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... IsoComforter, Inc. has introduced the most innovative and easy ... treat specific body parts and muscle groups. , IsoComforter, ... use patented cold therapy machine with the innovative IsoTube design ... injuries. IsoComforter has become the industry leader in cold ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... NY (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 As interest ... overall health care gains momentum worldwide, Rev. Eric J. ... HealthCare Chaplaincy Network (HCCN), will be the keynote speaker ... care in Israel’s public health system. , The conference, “Hope ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... VA (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Step ... power at the Science Museum of Virginia. Wicked Plants, ... , Wicked Plants unearths 75 poisonous, carnivorous and diabolical ... through each room to uncover the biochemical, physical and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 2Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 3Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 4Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 5Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 6Health News:IsoComforter Introduces Best of Class Cold Therapy Product to the Worldwide Market 2Health News:HealthCare Chaplaincy CEO to Keynote Spiritual Care Summit in Israel 2Health News:HealthCare Chaplaincy CEO to Keynote Spiritual Care Summit in Israel 3Health News:Wicked Plants are taking over the Science Museum of Virginia 2
... Steps To Serve Your Champagne This Holiday With Style And ... Ease - And Most Importantly ... ,There,s nothing that brings a little sparkle to your holiday ... Americans will,consume more than 900 million glasses of champagne this ...
... Calif., Dec. 21 Pharmacyclics,Inc. (Nasdaq: PCYC ) ... the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the ... the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients ... combination with whole brain,radiation therapy (WBRT) was filed with ...
... 21 Biodel Inc. (Nasdaq:,BIOD) today announced that Dr. ... corporate update at the 26th Annual JPMorgan Healthcare,Conference on ... The JPMorgan Healthcare Conference will be held January ... Francisco, California., Interested parties may access a link ...
... Center receives shipment milestone - expanding, their depth ... SET technologies, IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 21 ... Read-Through Motion and Low,Perfusion pulse oximetry, today announced ... bedside pulse oximeter (excluding hand-held units) to,Alta Bates ...
... Contest Urges Young People to Promote Home,Safety, ... has named the winners of its 2008 National ... States Environmental Protection,Agency. First-place winner is Sara Garcia, ... Science in Hollywood, Florida; second-place winner is,Daniel Carr, ...
... Ireland Cancer Center of University Hospitals Case Medical Center, in ... the Cancer Research Network, found that the majority of older ... the standard of treatment five years of daily oral ... the February issue of Journal of Clinical Oncology and released ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Five Steps to Pop the Cork - Not Your Eye Out 2Health News:Five Steps to Pop the Cork - Not Your Eye Out 3Health News:Pharmacyclics Receives Non-Approvable Letter from the FDA for Xcytrin for the Treatment of Lung Cancer Brain Metastases 2Health News:Pharmacyclics Receives Non-Approvable Letter from the FDA for Xcytrin for the Treatment of Lung Cancer Brain Metastases 3Health News:Biodel Inc. to Present at 26th Annual JPMorgan Healthcare Conference on January 7th, 2008 2Health News:Biodel Inc. to Present at 26th Annual JPMorgan Healthcare Conference on January 7th, 2008 3Health News:Masimo Celebrates 500,000th Pulse Oximeter Shipped 2Health News:Masimo Celebrates 500,000th Pulse Oximeter Shipped 3Health News:Masimo Celebrates 500,000th Pulse Oximeter Shipped 4Health News:Masimo Celebrates 500,000th Pulse Oximeter Shipped 5Health News:National Safety Council Names Winners of Radon Poster Contest 2Health News:Ireland Cancer Center researcher finds standard treatment for breast cancer not followed 2
(Date:1/23/2015)... , Jan. 23, 2015 Research and Markets ... the "Urinary Catheters Market (Indwelling or Foley Catheters, ... Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast ... , At present, the global market for ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... More than a third of reproductive-aged women enrolled in ... insurance, filled a prescription for an opioid pain medication each ... Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Opioids ... to severe pain.  They are also found in some prescription ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... Idaho , Jan. 23, 2015  Now available for ... No. 7,849,611) support that prevents ankle sprains by cushioning ... brace, it fits securely around the outside of any ... mobility & comfort while still offering protection against sprains. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Urinary Catheters Market (Indwelling or Foley Catheters, Intermittent Catheters and Male External or Condom Catheters) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020 2Urinary Catheters Market (Indwelling or Foley Catheters, Intermittent Catheters and Male External or Condom Catheters) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020 3Opioid painkillers widely prescribed among reproductive age women 2Opioid painkillers widely prescribed among reproductive age women 3The Armor1 Ankle Roll Guard is the New Breakthrough Solution for Ankle Sprain Prevention! 2
... 2010 Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research ... Global Breast Pumps Industry http://www.reportlinker.com/p098391/Global-Breast-Pumps-Industry.html ... markets for Breast Pumps in Thousands of Units by ... Breast Pumps. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for ...
... Biosciences, Inc., a privately held company leading the development ... Steven L. Zelenkofske, D.O., F.A.C.C., Senior Vice President and ... President and Chief Scientific Officer, presented a poster about ... 17, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. CST in Chicago, IL. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Reportlinker Adds Global Breast Pumps Industry 2Reportlinker Adds Global Breast Pumps Industry 3Reportlinker Adds Global Breast Pumps Industry 4Reportlinker Adds Global Breast Pumps Industry 5Reportlinker Adds Global Breast Pumps Industry 6Reportlinker Adds Global Breast Pumps Industry 7Reportlinker Adds Global Breast Pumps Industry 8Reportlinker Adds Global Breast Pumps Industry 9Reportlinker Adds Global Breast Pumps Industry 10Regado Biosciences, Inc. Introduces REG3, a Novel Aptamer-Based Inhibitor of Glycoprotein VI and its Matched Active Control Agent, at the American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions 2010 Meeting 2Regado Biosciences, Inc. Introduces REG3, a Novel Aptamer-Based Inhibitor of Glycoprotein VI and its Matched Active Control Agent, at the American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions 2010 Meeting 3
Vision Testing for Infants and Non-Verbal Patients,Using Preferential Looking....
Adult: Letter Acuity, Astigmatic Clock, Binocular Balance, Supression, Fixation Disparity, Stereopsis...
Multi-Acuity: Letter Acuity, Tumbling E,and Allen Tests....
Coat-A-Count PSA IRMA is an,immunoradiometric assay intended for the,quantitative measurement of,prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in serum,to aid in the management of prostate,cancer patient...
Medicine Products: