22nd July 05:37
Complementary Medicine Has A Role In The Treatment Of Allergic Diseases (cough asthma asthmatic depression sinusitis)
The article started off with the research that people who lose weight have
less trouble with asthma, which I guess is generally accepted from what I
could gather, and concluded from that the reason was there was less reflux.
Obsese people must have more reflux - I'd have to look that up - I don't
know that for a fact, but I suspect it is true. This article was not a
clinical trial - just a proposal. To prove it, you'd have to Ph test a bunch
of Obese asthmatic people, somehow or another get them to lose weight, and
then Ph test them again. Well at least I'd rather see that test then the
symptom score comparison. I was just this week reminded how viruses will
aggravate asthma. Boy was I sick! If I were in a symptom trial, I would
really screw up the data! That is the trouble with these asthma studies. You
have good times and bad times and without understanding WHY you are having
trouble (like the mold count is high or pollution levels are high or
whatever), you have no way to know if something is really working if you
only study someone for a 3 or 6 month period. I am much better after the
first cold snap, while in August, I am just falling apart.
I wonder if you don't have silent GERD even if you don't have a weight problem.
No, I am still taking the double dose of Aciphex for the next 3 months.
Somehow I thought it would be just over in 2 months when everything "healed
up" as he said, but when the single dose didn't work completely, he wanted
to do 3 months of the double dose. I was told surgery would be less likely
to be effective if the antireflux drugs don't work. I don't know if that
means trying Nexium if this doesn't work or not, but I got the impression
there isn't anywhere to go after that.
Did I post the article about Chronic Cough? Something like 95 percent of
chronic cough is one of three conditions - asthma, sinusitis or reflux and
80 of those who have one of these conditions have other. I read a Mayo
newsletter that stated that 50 percent of chronic coughers suffer from
depression and there was another Newletter thatwas titled "Chronic Cough It
Can Be Helped", which I failed to locate, so I don't know what it said.
There are now Chronic Cough clinics at Mayo and National Jewish and you
might find one in your area.
The Herbs didn't kill you, but are they in fact helping?