April 23, 2014
People who have been diagnosed with asthma have their hands full dealing with the symptoms of the respiratory condition that often plagues them. However, asthma may pose health issues that affect all parts of the body.
A study published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology noted that people with asthma or asthma-related breathing problems may be at risk for bone loss. According to the research, people who had symptoms of these conditions also had significantly lower bone density.
"Asthma could be a risk for bone loss," Dr. Sonal Singh told Reuters Health. "The degree to which their disease puts them at risk for bone loss and fractures needs to be further studied. We should be thinking about fractures in patients with asthma."
There are not any foolproof ways to prevent asthma - individuals can only hope to take steps that keep the condition in check and prevent further damage. Many choose to invest in home air purifiers such as the IQAir HealthPro Plus. This device can clear many irritants and allergens from the air, making it easier to breathe and decreasing the risk of an asthma attack.