London researchers are shaking their fingers at UK doctors who, they have found overprescribe “rescue inhalers” to asthma patients at a rapid pace (1). I found this to be a rare paper, because the patients weren’t blamed, rather the prescribers! As it turns out over 25% of asthmatics in the UK use six or more prescription inhalers annually and these non-steroid inhalers actually increase severe asthma attacks and hospitalizations. Crazy question, I know, but why prescribe all these drugs if they are linked with an increase in severe attacks and hospitalizations. THAT would be an excellent question and one that deserves an honest answer, but I doubt you will ever get that answer.
Am I the only person in the world that would want to know why I had asthma? Why can’t I breathe sometimes? There is absolutely no doubt that mold contributes to asthma. Many studies prove this association (2). Yet, physicians are not taught to define the cause of breathing symptoms, rather to chemically interfere with for a few hours at a time, as this article highlights.
Imagine the lives that could return to normal if doctors were taught to investigate the cause of asthma. I believe that testing a home for mold could spare untold misery in addition to doctor and pharmaceutical expenses.
If you or a loved one living with you have breathing problems, ask your doctor if you could try medication aimed at the cause of the asthma, rather than effect that mold can have on the lungs. Mold thrives on carbohydrates (
sugars) in your diet, so be aware that your diet could also be causing your asthma flare ups and therefore hampering your recovery.
1. ScienceDaily: More than a quarter of people with asthma still over-using rescue inhalers, putting them at increased risk of severe attacks — ScienceDaily
2. PubMed: The Fungal Microbiome and Asthma – PubMed (nih.gov)
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