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 Post subject: Asthma is not a disease
PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 8:13 am 
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http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20060 ... CPACTUEL03

This is an article in today's La Presse newspaper. It talks about the fact that perhaps asthma, scientifically speaking, is not a disease per se but a group of different syndromes with different characteristics and origins, and that perhaps it is wrong to lump them all together in one category, as this misleads the public into thinking that one treatment could solve all the problems.

They advance that perhaps asthma is the visible clinical manifestations of several distinct diseases...

Just like we once thought that there would one day be one cure for cancer.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 9:03 am 
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actaully that makes some sense, because i don't wheeze with my asthma, i cough and i've had a few older doctors and nurses at my small town hospital wanting to treat it as asthma, and then i end up being worse then i went in!!!

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