Many Patients With Asthma Also Suffer From Obstructive Sleep Apnea
This Condition Is Worsened By Obesity And Acid Reflux
Studies have found that patients with asthma also suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Up to 60% of patients with asthma have OSA, and this grows to 95% in the cases of severe asthma. Also, OSA worsens asthma. Also, obesity and gastrointestinal reflux disease, also known as acid reflux, also contribute to the development of OSA in patients with asthma. Therefore, reducing body weight with a proper diet and exercise can significantly improve both conditions. It is also important to stop smoking since it can also airway inflammation, worsening asthma and OSA symptoms. Additional info click here.