Adult Asthma May Cause Infections
Recently an incident case study based on population was conducted by some eminent scientists in order to identify the respiratory infections which may be associated with the adult onset asthma. According to the study the chances of suffering from asthma increased in those cases who had been diagnosed of lower respirational tract infection in the past year to the day of asthma diagnosis. Also, the chances of asthma were high in case of people, but not very strong to those who suffered from upper respirational infections like the sinusitis, common cold, otitis media and tonsillitis.
And it should be noted that the researches could easily establish the relation between respiratory infections and the chances of contracting asthma in case of children, however they enjoyed little success in case adults. And these results were conducted for those who had some form of respiratory infection in the past year of diagnosis of asthma. However it should be noted that those people who had shown earlier signs of asthma were excluded from the field of study and only those individuals who had not shown any previous signs of asthma had been considered.
Significant increase in the risk of asthma was found in case of people who suffered from infections like acute bronchitis, common cold, pneumonia, sinusitis & otitis media. And though the lower respirational tract infections gave a clear indication of the development of asthma in the later stages of life, the results for the upper respirational tract infections were sketchy and not quite conclusive. In fact the results were suggestive, but not conclusive and absolutely evident.
The researchers also tried to identify the relation with the past allergies by conducting a joint study and a joint effect test of the lower respirational tract infections which one might have in the past twelve months of diagnosis of asthma and past or current history of allergies. And it led to this conclusion that the combination was deadlier and even allergic infections increased the risk and the symptoms of asthma in case of individuals.
If the results were to be put up in numbers, those individuals who had no allergies in the past, but suffered from some form of a lower respiratory tract infection showed an increase in the risk of contracting asthma by almost 749 percentage points. And those with the combination of both, respirational tract infection as well as some history or a past of some form of allergies had an increase in the risk of contracting asthma by almost 1038 percentage points.
Thus, one can conclude that the risk of asthma increased with lower respiratory tract infections and hence reduction in the infections and the occurrences greatly could prevent the commencement of Asthma in case of individuals in their adulthood. And this was especially true in case of those individuals who had suffered from some form of atopic disease or had some form of hereditary susceptibility to it. And as such, the cause for the same would be the immune system which acts against the infectious agents which could lead to development of some form of chronic inflammation and some tissue damage.
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