Navigation Links
Asthmatics May Be At Risk for Lung Disease In The Future

COPD refers to a group of diseases that affect the lungs, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis. COPD is characterized by permanent // lung damage and irreversible airflow limitation. With asthma, on the other hand, the airways become inflamed, causing airflow obstruction and difficulty breathing, but the damage to the lungs is not thought to be permanent. Plus, the symptoms of asthma can usually be relieved spontaneously or with medication.

Asthmatics may have reason to worry about future lung diseases. According to a 20-year study, it was found that adults with asthma may have an increased risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. During the research it was observed that active asthmatics are 12-times more likely to develop COPD later in life than non-asthmatics. However, researchers did find a significant difference between active and inactive asthmatics -- those who were previously diagnosed with asthma but did not experience symptoms. Thus researchers say this suggests that an increased risk is only associated with those who currently have asthma.

According to researchers smoking has been described as the main risk factor for the development of COPD. However, less than 20 percent of cigarette smokers acquire COPD, suggesting that other factors convey significant additional risk.Thus minimizing asthmatics’ exposure to risk factors such as tobacco smoke and air pollution may delay disease progression to COPD. Some specialists also suggest that effective anti-inflammatory therapy at the onset of asthma may decrease the likelihood of developing COPD.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. What happens when Asthmatics consume Aspirin?
2. Asthmatics at increased risk of lung cancer
3. Easing Fears Among Asthmatics
4. Biofeedback Found To Reduce Steroid Dependence In Asthmatics
5. Reducing Corticosteriod Use In Asthmatics
6. Vitamin C – Supplementation A Boon For Asthmatics
7. Asthmatics need to be on guard for Major Diseases
8. Asthmatics, it pays to quit smoking
9. New Zealand To Give More Choice Of Drugs To Asthmatics
10. Monoclonal Antibody Reduces Exacerbations in Asthmatics
11. Transdermal HRT not cardioprotective in postmenopausal women with Coronary Artery Disease
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:9/25/2017)... OH (PRWEB) , ... September 25, 2017 , ... METTLER ... take place October 25-26, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA. The symposium will feature speakers ... information dealing with today's mass calibration technologies and help with planning for the future ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... September 25, 2017 , ... The Asset ... solution. It is as simple as scanning the bar code of the product ... sent to a secure internet cloud where violations are automatically generated and exception alerts ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... ... September 25, 2017 , ... Ron Norman, CEO of ... senior, upper-level executives speaking at a business luncheon today, "It is tantamount to ... an asset to be fully realized and activated by the corporations that recognize ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... ... September 25, 2017 , ... Earlypicker is expanding its ... one-stop shop for the hottest Korean cosmetics and fashion trends sweeping the nation. The ... that’s already well-known for the great offerings that allow Koreans everywhere to look their ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... ... , ... “Renew Refresh Restore Reward”: is a story of struggle and how ... published author, Deborah Freeman, cofounded the Free Spirit Bible Church and currently serves as ... my sister-in-law invited us to come over before the baby had to go back ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/9/2017)... , Sept. 8, 2017 Dealmed Medical ... independent supplier of medical equipment, supplies, drugs, vaccines, and ... has entered into an agreement to acquire Vantage Medical ... based in Holtsville, New York . ... in supplying new and emerging medical practices, will operate ...
(Date:9/7/2017)... , Sept. 7, 2017 NuvoAir (formerly ... Spirometer, announced today a partnership with Novartis Pharma AG to ... NuvoAir,s position as the leading mobile spirometry platform and Novartis, ... ... ...
(Date:9/6/2017)... --  PDI , a leader in infection prevention products ... session focused on the role of chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) ... 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting of the Association for Vascular ... Phoenix Convention Center in ... also feature PDI,s Prevantics® Device Swab as ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: