Sunday, December 7, 2014


Twenty-six million Americans have asthma. If you are one of them, ask your doctor about a bone density screening as you may be more prone to develop osteoporosis. A study of over 7,000 asthma patients published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology found that some asthma treatments, such as oral steroids, can raise a person's risk of developing osteoporosis, Osteoporosis is the brittle bone disease. In addition to the steroids, some asthma patients refuse to walk, jog, dance, etc - all bone strengthening exercises - because they are afraid of having an asthma attack. Asthma patients should be sure to get plenty of calcium and vitamin D.

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