Tailoring treatment of patients with breathing problems to rigid protocols for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or asthma is an outmoded approach, an international group of researchers conclude.
As more is learned about the causes of conditions like allergies and asthma medical science can better treat patients that are affected. This can include new treatments, new delivery methods, and new ways to prevent the conditions entirely.
Looking at conditions like allergy and asthma on the cellular level may not help patients dealing with the conditions today, but work done in the field today can pay dividends for future generations of potential sufferers.
The number of patients dealing with health issues related to asthma and allergies continues to grow and researchers are looking to answer the question of why this is happening. The answer may be at the cellular level and be influenced by a person's environment, including the common dust mite.