A recent British study suggests that many people are routinely misdiagnosed as asthmatic.
More than one million children have been diagnosed with asthma in Britain, but the new study suggests more than half may not have the chronic lung condition and could be at risk from the side effects of their medication.
Over-diagnoses leads to over-prescription of medication as well a increased anxiety in parents and children. Even specialist doctors call for the discontinuation of the asthma label which is generally only helpful if an actual asthma attack is happening.
Asthma is a long-term condition where hyper-sensitive, inflamed airways increase mucous production and hence shortness of breath which at times can become serious. Unfortunately, no doctor ever asks why the airways are hypersensitive and inflame. The fact is that most children learning to normalise their breathing using Buteyko therapy will reduce or avoid their shortness of breath and are able to reduce medication.
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