Mild and Severe Asthma May Be 2 Diseases
The authors of a study reported
in the European Respiratory
concluded that severe asthma and
asthma may be different conditions
inflammatory processes. The study,
conducted by scientists across
evaluated 321 patients, 158 with mild-to-moderate
asthma and 163 with severe asthma.
The results of the study showed that
both groups had very different
levels of key
chemicals in their blood. Also,
men suffered from asthma, women were
times as likely to suffer from
Individuals with mild-to-moderate
were able to control their symptoms
doses of inhaled corticosteroids.
with severe asthma, however, were
have their symptoms treated despite
treated with heavier doses of drugs.