Differences persist in how patients with fibromyalgia manage their asthma, reports Fibromyalgia News Today.
Researchers had previously noted in clinical practice that fibromyalgia patients appeared to have a poorer control of asthma, and the study aimed at examining the validity of these observations.
The two study groups were similar in a range of characteristics, including age, weight, and number of smokers.
Researchers found that certain health issues, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease, anxiety, and depression, were more often seen in patients who had both fibromyalgia and asthma. Most of these patients had been diagnosed with asthma before receiving a fibromyalgia diagnosis.
One important observation was that the severity of asthma was similar in the two groups, which also were prescribed the same types of drugs to manage the disease.
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