Medications Linked to Allergies and Asthma
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Medications Linked to Allergies and Asthma. With allergies and asthma on the rise since the 1980’s, one has to wonder what has changed. However, remember that it takes genes thousands of years to change. On top of that, our genetic makeup hasn’t change since we started walking on this planet. In that case, what is the source if the increase in allergies and asthma? According to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), certain medications may be at fault.
Sadly, all allergic reactions, including asthma, are the result of mistaken identity. In fact, when you expose yourself to things like pollen, dust, pet dander or other allergens, your immune system attacks them. Unfortunately, your immune system thinks they’re a foreign invader. In fact, asthma is simply when your immune system attacks these things in the lungs or airways. So, why in the world would your immune system start attacking something you’ve been exposed to all your life? Otherwise, you would not suffer from allergies.
Recently, a new study was published in JAMA Pediatrics. In fact, the study suggests that certain medications are partly to blame. In fact, the study blamed certain acid-suppressive medications and antibiotics during infancy for these allergic diseases. Sadly, these diseases include asthma and general allergies. The common ones are Prilosec, Nexium, ranitidine, lansoprazole and omeprazole. Sadly, these are the most commonly used medications in America, according to a study by IRI.