Why is asthma often difficult to control?

Posted at 3:55 pm on 01/21/2015 by Powlin V. Manuel
About twenty percent of patients with asthma are classified by physicians as difficult to control. While there are many reasons, one point that needs attention is the fact that allergy is not considered a triggering factor, and often nothing is done to assess the effects of allergens in the continuation of the misery; the patients continue to be exposed to the allergens. A large percentage of asthmatics with early-onset asthma (asthma starting earlier than 12 years of age) are skin tests positive on allergy tests. Seventy-five percent of patients with early-onset asthma in one study had allergies (Moore et al, 2010 as cited in Wenzel SE, 2013). Testing for allergies is easy, if you find anything, you are allergic to, you need to do something about it: avoid them, reduce exposure, or to immunize against them.

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