Researchers have shown that people with multi-symptom asthma awake during the nighttime more due to asthma symptoms is a sign for severe asthma. Researchers have proven that asthma with multi-symptoms is more widespread than noted in the past, affecting 20 to 25 percent of all asthmatics.
Researchers from the University of Gothenburg, have conducted a large scale epidemiological survey in West Sweden, consisting of a random sample 30,000 persons and response rate of 62%. The researchers in the past had demonstrated the predominance of asthma is high at 8.5%, but has remained stable over the last twenty years. In the study, they had found that the predominance of severe asthma is high at 2%. Head researcher, Jan Lotvall states, persons noting multiple symptoms of asthma, have a greater chance of having a more severe type of asthma. This has been proven to add to the risk of asthma attacks, adds to health care use and has a negative impact on quality of life.
Their research has also shown that the risk of having asthma with multiple symptoms greatly increases in those persons who note symptoms from the nose, which includes blocked and runny nose. Particularly the researchers have shown that symptoms of chronic of rhino-sinusitis, which is defined by having a minimum of two symptoms such as nasal blockage, runny nose and pain over the prior twelve weeks, greatly increase the risk for severe asthma. This is the first study demonstrating the close link between severe nasal symptoms and asthma.
According to researcher Lovall, their study firmly substantiates the idea that nasal disease and asthma are closely associated. Researchers urge practitioners to determine if asthma patients with nasal symptoms have severe asthma. This could then require more intense treatments.
There are some alternative treatments which aide in both asthma and nasal problems. Below are a few of the noted alternative treatments.
Even though chiropractic treatments are noted for their effectiveness in relieving back and joint pain. They also have been proven effective in the areas of asthma and sinus problems.
Joint manipulations and spinal adjustments relieve sinus problems due to the fact the treatments decrease pain and improve sinus drainage. Allergies even those associated to allergic asthma can be relieved by chiropractic treatments.
Many persons with asthma seek chiropractic care in order their asthma and notations among patients have included after chiropractic treatments their asthma has been totally relieved is very low key. Many parents choose chiropractic care for their children’s asthma.
Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
More and more persons are using ancient Chinese medicine for sinus relief and asthma symptoms.
There are five main categories in Chinese medicine to treat nasal related problems which include Cold of Lung Qi meaning chronic illness.
Some of the herbs used include skullcap, cocklebur and magnolia.
Acupuncture has been proven to be effective for asthma. There have been many studies conducted which has proved acupuncture’ effectiveness. According to the World Health Organization acupuncture treatments are extremely beneficial in upper respiratory diseases including asthma. The effectiveness of the treatments will vary due to persons age, duration of disease and type of asthma.Sources:
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