Navigation Links
Seniors Undertreated for Asthma, and Many Skip Inhalers: Study
Date:5/1/2012

TUESDAY, May 1 (HealthDay News) -- Asthma often is misdiagnosed and undertreated in older people, with only 53 percent of those with asthma using prescribed inhalers, a small new study suggests.

The study included 77 people, including people both with and without asthma, who were over age 60. Of those with asthma, 89 percent also had allergies to mold, animals or dust mites.

The asthma patients were more likely than those without asthma to have hay fever, arthritis, diabetes, higher levels of pain and poor general health than those without asthma.

The study appears in the May issue of the journal Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.

"Those with asthma reported more infections, physician visits and impact on health, yet only half are regularly treating the disease," lead author and allergist Dr. Andrew Smith said in a journal news release. "Patients should regularly carry and take prescribed asthma medications, following dosage instructions. Research shows that appropriate recognition of the disease, use of asthma medications and treatment by allergists improves outcomes, including reduction of hospital visits and improvement of quality of life."

"Asthma is a complex disease that, when left untreated, can be life-threatening," said Smith, a member of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. "It is alarming that such a large percentage of older people with asthma are letting their disease go untreated, especially since this can lead to other health problems."

More information

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America has more about older adults and asthma.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, news release, May 1, 2012


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Strength Training May Give Boost to Seniors Brains
2. Seniors Stop Taking Heart Drugs In Medicare Donut Hole
3. Climate Change Could Be Tough on Seniors Health: Study
4. Depression, Anxiety Tied to Physical Disabilities in Seniors
5. Hospitalization May Hasten Seniors Memory Decline
6. Excess fat may be protective in seniors over 85
7. New GSA resources lay foundation for relieving seniors pain
8. Certain Seniors at Risk for Infection After ER Visit: Study
9. Gym benefits help Medicare plans recruit healthy seniors
10. Could Daily Aspirin Harm Seniors Eyes?
11. Most Sick or Disabled Seniors Want Docs to Say How Long They Have
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Seniors Undertreated for Asthma, and Many Skip Inhalers: Study
(Date:9/2/2015)... ... September 02, 2015 , ... ... large stream of mixed documents that include EOBs, payments, and payment related documents. ... the data needed to reconcile their billing, with one efficient process and interface,“ ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) , ... September 02, 2015 ... ... the Health Sciences clinical and academic partnership has earned international recognition as a ... rare genetic disorder that can cause sudden, catastrophic internal bleeding and stroke. ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... ... September 02, 2015 , ... ... largest and fastest-growing interim clinical staffing companies, has completed a recapitalization with ... , BPOC and Heritage Group each offer extensive expertise and ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... Kansas City, KS (PRWEB) , ... September 02, 2015 , ... ... recently opened its newest office in Kansas – its Johnson County location. ... backgrounds in healthcare. Mike has a registered nurse background and spent over 20 years ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... ... September 02, 2015 , ... Ovarian cancer continues to be ... risk of getting ovarian cancer in her lifetime is approximately 1 in 75. This ... ovarian cancer, and 14,000 will die. , There is no test to detect ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:AliusDoc Launches Enhanced AD-EOB A/R Data Capture Solution to Streamline Processing of Payment-Related Documents Together with EOBs 2Health News:UPMC-University of Pittsburgh Named Center of Excellence for Rare Disorder 2Health News:UPMC-University of Pittsburgh Named Center of Excellence for Rare Disorder 3Health News:UPMC-University of Pittsburgh Named Center of Excellence for Rare Disorder 4Health News:Medical Solutions Completes Recapitalization with Beecken Petty O’Keefe & Company and Heritage Group 2Health News:Medical Solutions Completes Recapitalization with Beecken Petty O’Keefe & Company and Heritage Group 3Health News:Medical Solutions Completes Recapitalization with Beecken Petty O’Keefe & Company and Heritage Group 4Health News:Amada Senior Care Expands to Greater Kansas City 2Health News:National Ovarian Cancer Coalition's DFW Chapter Features First Annual Teal Lights Display This Friday, September 4th, "National Wear Teal Day" 2Health News:National Ovarian Cancer Coalition's DFW Chapter Features First Annual Teal Lights Display This Friday, September 4th, "National Wear Teal Day" 3
... , , WASHINGTON, July 24 ... today in support of the minimum wage increase from $6.55 an hour ... minimum wage increase is an important step in recovering our economy, rebuilding ... it is only one of three prongs necessary to create a real ...
... common, but labeling is not required, report states , ... "enhance" uncooked meat and poultry can pose serious health ... Many fresh meat and poultry products are injected with ... not required to be listed on food labels, according ...
... , , CLEVELAND, July 24 /PRNewswire/ ... access for the uninsured and underinsured to a wide range of health ... 25 and 26, at the W.O. Walker Center, 10524 Euclid Ave. The ... provide 1100 medical, 300 vision and 200 dental patient visits. Appointments ...
... , CHICAGO, July 24 ... in designing and manufacturing portable rechargeable systems, today ... single-output power supplies. The new 350-watt series, designed ... delivers an industry-leading converter efficiency of up to ...
... WESTBROOK, Maine, July 24 IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... second quarter of 2009 were $265.7 million compared to $280.6 ... as defined below, was 5%. Earnings per diluted share ("EPS") ... to $0.63 for the same period in the prior year. ...
... ... Texans find affordable, direct access to medical lab testing through Any Lab Test Now®. , ... Plano, TX (PRWEB) July 24, 2009 -- This ... company has found its niche. Opened December 2008, Any Lab Test Now® in ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Fresh-Meat Additives May Be Dangerous for Kidney Patients 2Health News:U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown to Lend Support at MedWorks' Free Medical Clinic This Weekend 2Health News:Convection Cooled 350-Watt Open Frame Power Supply Meets Medical and Industrial Safety Standards 2Health News:IDEXX Laboratories Announces Second Quarter Results 2Health News:IDEXX Laboratories Announces Second Quarter Results 3Health News:IDEXX Laboratories Announces Second Quarter Results 4Health News:IDEXX Laboratories Announces Second Quarter Results 5Health News:IDEXX Laboratories Announces Second Quarter Results 6Health News:IDEXX Laboratories Announces Second Quarter Results 7Health News:IDEXX Laboratories Announces Second Quarter Results 8Health News:IDEXX Laboratories Announces Second Quarter Results 9Health News:IDEXX Laboratories Announces Second Quarter Results 10Health News:IDEXX Laboratories Announces Second Quarter Results 11Health News:IDEXX Laboratories Announces Second Quarter Results 12Health News:IDEXX Laboratories Announces Second Quarter Results 13Health News:IDEXX Laboratories Announces Second Quarter Results 14Health News:IDEXX Laboratories Announces Second Quarter Results 15Health News:IDEXX Laboratories Announces Second Quarter Results 16Health News:IDEXX Laboratories Announces Second Quarter Results 17Health News:IDEXX Laboratories Announces Second Quarter Results 18Health News:IDEXX Laboratories Announces Second Quarter Results 19Health News:IDEXX Laboratories Announces Second Quarter Results 20Health News:IDEXX Laboratories Announces Second Quarter Results 21Health News:IDEXX Laboratories Announces Second Quarter Results 22Health News:Cost-Conscious Texans Find Relief with Direct Access Lab Testing 2
(Date:9/2/2015)... 2015  MGC Diagnostics Corporation (NasdaqCM: MGCD), a global ... discuss its financial results for the third quarter of ... be at 4:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, September 10, ... third quarter of fiscal 2015 after the markets close ... can dial (877) 317-6789 or (412) 317-6789 to access ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... -- BioPharmX Corporation (NYSE MKT: BPMX) a Silicon Valley-based specialty ... executive officer and co-founder of BioPharmX, will present at the ... September 8-10, 2015 at The St. Regis Hotel, ... to present on September 10 from 2:10 to 2:35 PM ... A live webcast of the presentation will be available ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... , Sept. 2, 2015 Delcath Systems, ... medical device company focused on oncology with an emphasis ... announces that Company management will participate in the upcoming ... held from September 8-10, 2015 at the St. Regis ... PhD, MSN, CRNP, Delcath,s President and Chief Executive Officer, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:MGC Diagnostics Corporation to Report Third Quarter Fiscal 2015 Financial Results on Thursday, September 10, 2015 2Delcath To Present At The 17th Annual Rodman & Renshaw Conference 2Delcath To Present At The 17th Annual Rodman & Renshaw Conference 3
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
Medicine Products: