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Childhood colds can be linked to asthma


Children who are prone to diseases of the respiratory tract are more likely to have asthma or face reduced lung function, according to a research study.

Childhood colds can be linked to asthma

Professionals examined data from around 155,000 European children. These children were observed from adolescence to 15 years of age. It turned out that those who had upper respiratory illnesses - urticaria, pharyngitis, tonsillitis - until their age, in their later stages they were more likely to have asthma. The risk was 1.5 times higher than the others. Children with low respiratory illnesses - for example. pneumonia and usually chest inflammation - twice or four times more likely to fight asthma. In these cases, diminished lung function is not uncommon. Evelien van Meel, a fellow at Erasmus University in the Netherlands.According to the expert, it is just as important that more studies in the subject and in the future be able to stop the problem.
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