A recently published study shows that parents who take care of their children’s asthma properly when they are little increasing the change of it not reoccurring when they are adults. This study has been done by an international researchers and it has taken into account the experiences of more the 100,000 Canadian children that struggle with asthma.
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The leading author of it is named Professor Francine Ducharme, a professor at the University of Montreal. The findings of the study have been discussed this Monday at a health conference that took place in Adelaide.
Francine Ducharme found out from the analysis that her and her team of researchers did that children who did not receive the proper treatment for their asthma when they were little were around 80% less likely to go into remission when they reached adulthood. Generally speaking children usually remiss from asthma when they are somewhere between six and eight years old. This is why the information that has been uncovered is so huge.
In order to conduct their research, Ducharme and the team of researchers looked at data collected from children that were born between 1990 and 2013 in Canada. The provinces from which this data came from were Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Quebec and British Colombia.
If doctors want to put into practice the findings they must start to take a good look at how medication is being prescribed to children and whether that medication is suitable for their age group or not. There also needs to be more public awareness on this topic. Not only to the parents that have children who suffer from asthma but to other people as well. All in all, prevention is key when it comes to fighting against a stronger illness down the road when one is older.