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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:11 pm 
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But the new study, based on more than 600,000 patients including both children and adults, has all but dashed such hopes. Asthma may go into remission, but it comes back in the vast majority of cases, according to findings published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

“This evidence supports the hypothesis that once you have asthma, you have it for life,” said the lead author, Andrea Gershon, a researcher at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences in Toronto.


http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/hea ... nt=2363484

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:10 am 
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I have been trying to tell this to people for years! You can have fewer symptoms as you grow and develop larger lung capacity. You can learn to avoid your triggers etc. But once a twitchy lung, always a twitchy lung.

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