Severe childhood asthma increases COPD risk in later life: study
Treatments for kids didn't seem to offset risk in adulthood, research suggests - Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter, Philadelphia HealthDay
In the largest and longest US analysis of persistent asthmatics to date, investigators have found a link between persistent childhood asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in early adulthood. The study found that early lung function predicts lung growth later in life, regardless of asthma treatment and smoking exposure.
A new research suggests that asthmatic attacks such as coughing, wheezing, chest tightness or shortness of breath in childhood can lead to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in early adulthood.