Asthma in children
Respiratory nurse Jane Scullion and GP Dr Steve Holmes outline common symptoms of paediatric asthma, how to get the medication right and lifestyle modifications.
(MedPage Today) -- Self-taught breathing as effective as therapist-delivered training
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A randomized trial showed that self-taught breathing retraining exercises showed similar benefits as face-to-face sessions with a physiotherapist in patients with inadequately controlled asthma.Medscape Medical News
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Asthma patients who continue to have problems, despite receiving standard treatment, experience an improved quality of life when they are taught breathing exercises, according to UK researchers.
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Gene–environment interactions are believed to cause an increased prevalence of asthma and allergic diseases in Western Countries, in comparison to Eastern Countries. To date, research has been inconclusive about which specific genetic and environmental risk factors are important, how the epigenetics/genetics interact with the environment, and which pathogenic mechanisms underlie the development of asthma and allergy. Inconsistencies in research outcomes are mainly attributed to substantial variations in genetic backgrounds and environmental conditions between different populations. Furthermore, a poor understanding o...