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  1. 8 Jul 2009
    Intranasal corticosteroids for asthma control in people with coexisting asthma and rhinitis
    It has been suggested for nearly twenty years that nasal sprays containing corticosteroids might improve asthma outcomes in people suffering from both asthma and rhinitis. Intranasal corticosteroids had few side effects in people with mild asthma, but the improvements in symptoms scores and lung function could have arisen by chance. Intranasal corticosteroids ...
  2. 13 Apr 2011
    Mono and multifaceted allergen reducing interventions for the primary prevention of asthma in children at high risk of developing asthma
    It is possible that early exposure to allergens (substances which cause allergy) may lead to development of asthma in high risk children. This review asks whether the risk of developing asthma, which is a disease caused by many factors, can be decreased by reducing single allergen levels in children with genetic susceptibility, or whether the reduction ...
  3. 11 Jul 2012
    Do weight loss programs have beneficial effects on asthma outcomes in people with asthma?
    Asthma is a disease affecting people of all races ages and gender. People with asthma experience recurrent episodes of cough, chest tightness or shortness of breath, which may limit daily activities. In the past few decades, research has shown that people who are overweight or obese are more likely to have asthma as well as have severe symptoms. This ...
  4. 2 Oct 2013
    Asthma reliever inhalers (beta2-agonists) used for exercise-induced asthma and exercise-induced bronchoconstriction
    Review question Physical exercise may trigger symptoms such as cough, chest tightness and shortness of breath in people with asthma that is not adequately treated (exercise-induced asthma). Sometimes people who do not have asthma still experience asthma-like symptoms during exercise; this is called exercise-induced bronchoconstriction. We looked ...
  5. 21 Jan 2009
    Selenium supplementation for asthma
    Selenium is a trace mineral, and it is thought that deficiency of selenium may play some role in the development of asthma. Some studies suggest that selenium supplementation for people with chronic asthma may help to improve symptoms. This review found some evidence from only one small trial that selenium supplementation might help reduce symptoms ...
  6. 15 Aug 2012
    Telehealthcare interventions for long-term asthma
    Asthma is a common condition, affecting an estimated 300 million people worldwide. Its symptoms include cough, breathlessness, wheeze and associated limitation in activity. Increases in the prevalence of long-term conditions such as asthma are presenting considerable challenges to health services internationally and traditional models of healthcare ...
  7. 7 Oct 2009
    Speleotherapy (exposure to salt air, usually underground) for asthma
    Speleotherapy (staying in underground environments) is believed to be of some benefit to people with asthma. People spend short periods in specifically designated caves or mines, sometimes doing particular physical or breathing exercises. There are some wards for longer stays. Benefits are believed to come from air quality, underground climate, air ...
  8. 15 Aug 2012
    The effect of caffeine in people with asthma
    Caffeine is found in coffee, tea, cola drinks and cocoa. Caffeine is a drug that is very similar to theophylline. Theophylline is a bronchodilator drug that is taken to open up the airways in the lungs and therefore relieve the symptoms of asthma, such as wheezing, coughing and breathlessness. Scientists are interested in finding out whether caffeine ...
  9. 16 Mar 2011
    Does reducing the amount of salt in a diet improve asthma symptoms?
    A review of the current literature suggests that reduction in the amount of dietary sodium consumed has no significant effect on the symptoms of asthma but may be associated with improvements in some lung function measurements in exercise-induced asthma.
  10. 21 Jan 2009
    Gastro-oesophageal reflux treatment for asthma in adults and children
    People with asthma also often have gastro-oesophageal reflux (where acid from the stomach comes back up the gullet (esophagus)). Reflux is very common in people with asthma. It may be a trigger for asthma, or alternatively, asthma may trigger reflux. Treatments that can help reflux include antacids and drugs to suppress stomach acids or empty the stomach. ...

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