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Women With Asthma More Likely to Develop COPD

FRIDAY, Aug. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- More than 4 in 10 women with asthma developed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ( COPD ), and heavy smoking and obesity were among the significant risk factors, a new study found.

The research involved more than 4,000 women with asthma in Canada who were followed for about 14 years after being diagnosed with the condition. During that time, 42 percent of the women developed COPD.

The researchers examined risk factors for developing asthma and COPD overlap syndrome ( ACOS ). They found that women who had smoked more than the equivalent of a pack of cigarettes a day for five years were much more likely to develop ACOS than those who smoked fewer cigarettes or never smoked.

However, 38 percent of the women who developed asthma and COPD overlap syndrome had never smoked.

"Previous studies have found an alarming rise in ACOS in women in recent years and that the mortality rate from ACOS was higher in women than men," said study author Teresa To, a professor at the University of Toronto Graduate School of Public Health.

Do Allergy shots count as treatment for asthma?

Do allergy shots count as treatment for asthma? I have not been directly treated for asthma since I was about 8 or 9, but still take allergy shots and will be for about another year ('till I'm 15) Is that a DQ? Also, how hard is it to get a waiver for


By the time your 17 the way it sounds from what you said then you might not have to take the allergy shots and at 17 is usually when you can join but most join at 18. I think you should be good thou because most people get away with it when they ask if


By the time your 17 the way it sounds from what you said then you might not have to take the allergy shots and at 17 is usually when you can join but most join at 18. I think you should be good thou because most people get away with it when they ask if

When are pills prescribed for asthma treatment?

I was curious to know when pills are prescribed for asthma instead of inhalers? I have used inhalers for my condition but want to know about pills and the reason they are prescribed.


It depends on what pills you're talking about. Singulair (Montelukast) is an asthma allergy pill, kinda like an anti histamine. It is prescribed sometimes in place of a corticosteroid inhaler. Sometimes with an steroid inhaler. There are two other pills


It depends on what pills you're talking about. Singulair (Montelukast) is an asthma allergy pill, kinda like an anti histamine. It is prescribed sometimes in place of a corticosteroid inhaler. Sometimes with an steroid inhaler. There are two other pills