Herbal Remedies May Not Be Answer For Asthma, Say Researchers

A new study has shown that asthma sufferers who use herbal medicine have poorer life quality and increased symptoms.

In the study it was seen that those asthma sufferers who used herbal remedies used prescribed inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) less than others, who were not using them.

In other words asthma sufferers using herbal remedies are less likely to take their prescribed medications.

The study found that those sufferers who used herbal remedies were:

1. Younger

2. Were more likely to have been intubated or hospitalized for asthma

3. Were more worried about any possible negative impact of the prescribed ICS

4. They also were shown to have more difficulty following a medication schedule.

The study appears in the February issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.



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