Why people with asthma are at higher risk of obesity

While obesity is known to be a risk factor for developing asthma, according to a study, people with asthma are also likely to become obese. The research indicates that those who develop asthma as adults and those who have non-allergic asthma are at the greatest risk of obesity. According to the team behind the research, the relationship between…

Children with asthma may lag at school, opt for non-manual jobs

People who suffer from persistent asthma at a young age are more likely to leave school at the age of 16, and those who make it to university are more likely to drop out early, a new study reveals. The research was presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress, 2018. It also suggested that when this…

Asthma risk higher in babies whose mothers are exposed to pollen

Babies born to mothers who were exposed to pollen during the last trimester may be at increased risk of developing respiratory diseases such as asthma, says a study. The findings showed that those born during the peak grass pollen season had high immunoglobulin E (IgE) levels in umbilical cord blood — a marker used to predict…

Eczema Drug May Help Treat Severe Asthma Symptoms

An eczema drug may help alleviate asthma symptoms as well as improve patients’ lung function better than standard therapies, results from twin studies have shown. Dupilumab, an injectable anti-inflammatory drug, was approved in 2017 by the US Food and Drug Administration as a treatment for eczema, a chronic skin disease. The findings showed that the…

Different ways in which the struggles of pediatric asthma can be overcome

Understanding how to care for those with pediatric asthma has improved over the last few decades, but there still seems a long way to go. Researchers from the Children’s National Health System went into detail regarding different methods to ensure that young asthmatic patients are kept out of the hospitals. “We know how to effectively…

Lifestyle, self-care, diet tips to deal with asthma!

Global asthma rates are on the rise with 250,000 annual deaths attributed to the disease. Estimates suggest that 300 million people worldwide suffer from asthma. What’s even worse is that almost 10 percent of this number comes from India. As per the Asthma Society of India, at present 25% of Indian population suffers from allergy…