The discovery of asthma genes has lead to better wisdom about asthma. The hope is that this will some day lead to better... Read more
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After the winter we have had-- like most of you-- we are ready for the warmer spring weather. After a week of our wish being granted we remembered some of the pitfalls of the gorgeous spring temperatures: pollen, pollen and more pollen. If you have asthma and allergies this can mean a huge increase in asthma symptoms.
Childhood Onset Asthma (COA) is the term used to describe cases of asthma that are diagnosed before the age of 20. While asthma may be diagnosed at any age, most children are diagnosed by the age of five. This is mainly due to the nature of childhood asthma, which usually tends to be allergic.
Adult Onset Asthma (AOA) is the term used to describe cases of asthma that are diagnosed after the age of 20, although they are usually not diagnosed until after the age of 40. Sometimes, when diagnosed after the age of 50, it is called Late-Onset Asthma.
Here are... Read more
Asthma is now considered a heterogeneous disease, meaning every asthmatic is different and cannot be treated the same. Because of this, researchers found it useful to break asthma into subgroups (also called subtypes or endotypes).
Subgroups are nice because they allow researchers to... Read more