Vitamin D Reducing Asthma Attacks
29
August

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , /


ABOUT 25 MILLION IN THE US HAVE ASTHMA– THAT’S ABOUT ONE IN EVERY 12 PEOPLE. BUT NOW, A NEW STUDY IS REVEALING A WAY TO POSSIBLY REDUCE SEVERE ATTACKS. WOWT’S JORDAN SHEFTE JOINS US LIVE WITH THE DETAILS. THIS STUDY IS TRENDING ON FACEBOOK THIS MORNING– FOR ANYONE WITH ASTHMA, PREVENTING ATTACKS OF WHEEZING, COUGHING, CHEST TIGHTNESS AND SHORTNESS OF BREATH IS A TOP PRIORITY. — A NEW STUDY INDICATES VITAMIN D MIGHT HELP. THE PARTICIPANTS IN THE STUDY WERE GIVEN EITHER AN ORAL VITAMIN D SUPPLEMENT, OR A PLACEBO, ALONG WITH THEIR USUAL ASTHMA MEDICATION. AFTER 4 TO 12 MONTHS, THOSE WHO TOOK VITAMIN D EXPERIENCED FEWER ASTHMA ATTACKS THAN THOSE WHO TOOK THE PLACEBO. THE VITAMIN D GROUP WAS ALSO 61 PERCENT LESS LIKELY THAN THE PLACEBO GROUP TO HAVE A SEVERE ASTHMA ATTACK LEADING TO AN EMERGENCY ROOM VISIT, HOSPITALIZA TION, OR BOTH. WHILE THE STUDY SHOWED VITAMIN D OFFERS PROTECTION AGAINST SEVERE ASTHMA ATTACKS, IT HAD LITTLE OR NO EFFECT ON LUNG FUNCTION OR DAY TO DAY ASTHMA SYMPTOMS.


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