The Relationship Between Asthma And Chronic Nasal Congestion – Part 1 of 2
The Relationship Between Asthma And Chronic Nasal Congestion. A redone Swedish study shows that severe asthma seems to be more common than previously believed. It also reports that those afflicted by it have a higher pervasiveness of blocked or runny noses, a possible sign that physicians should pay more attention to nasal congestion and similar issues. In the study, researchers surveyed 30000 persons from the west of Sweden and asked about their health, including whether they had physician-diagnosed asthma, took asthma medication, and if so, what kind of symptoms they experienced.
And “This is the first control that the prevalence of severe asthma has been estimated in a population study, documenting that approximately 2 percent of the population in the West Sweden is showing signs of severe asthma,” study co-author Jan Lotvall, professor at Sahlgrenska Academy’s Krefting Research Center, said in a newsflash release from the University of Gothenburg. “This argues that more severe forms of asthma are far more common than previously believed, and that strength care professionals should pay extra attention to patients with such symptoms”.