The Relationship Between Asthma And Chronic Nasal Congestion – Part 2 of 2
The researchers also found a link between severe asthma and long-lasting nasal congestion and runny nose, which was more prevalent in those with severe asthma compared to those with fewer asthma symptoms. Lotvall said this means that patients who have nasal problems – by any means in conjunction with wheezing, shortness of breath during exercise, and awakenings during sleep – should be checked for asthma.
So “These findings suggest that some parts of the invulnerable system that are activated in connection with chronic nasal problems might be linked to severe asthma, and this insight could lead to new forms of treatment in the long run. Effective therapy for troublesome nasal and sinus complaints could, in theory, reduce the risk of severe asthma, though this is something that needs further research”. The study findings were published in a current online edition of the journal Respiratory Research.