Babies born a few weeks before his date stipulated, can have a higher risk of developing asthma. This is confirmed by a study that compared with infants born at term. What is this relationship? Here we have details that may give clues about the respiratory disease.
Asthma is a condition in the “owners” of parents of young children. Lili is the case, a 3 year old little girl was diagnosed with asthma after spending a night in which he had difficulty breathing, coughing and wheezing from his breath. His mom and dad do not know why that is, although the doctor said it is a disease that occurs when a family history of allergy. Lili’s father also suffered from childhood asthma.
But beyond the common factors that trigger asthma, such as cold air, dust, animals (hair or dander), aspirin, chemicals in the air, mold, pollen, exercise, emotions strong snuff smoke and viral infections (cold), the asthma may be related to late preterm birth (which refers to babies born between 34 and 37 weeks of pregnancy).
So suggests a study by pediatricians and neonatologists (newborn specialists) at the Mayo Clinic in the U.S., which looked at babies born between weeks 34 and 37 of pregnancy. A quarter of these late preterm infants were diagnosed with asthma by having 8 years, despite having no previous episodes of respiratory illness. In contrast, infants born after 37 weeks, only 15 percent developed asthma.
According to the authors of the study these results show that late preterm babies are at additional risk of developing asthma, which is an indicator for physicians to begin a diagnosis before and work on preventive measures. This finding may have great impact on the treatment of asthma, which is a major cause of hospitalization and school absenteeism in children.
How to identify if your child have asthma? Asthma symptoms are:
- Shortness of breath
- Blushing, panting
- Shortness of breath
- Rapid breathing
- Difficulty exhaling
- Nocturnal cough
- Tightness in the chest
- Hiss disturbance when exhaling
The doctor will indicate the treatment for asthma, if the diagnosis is positive. This may include: avoiding asthma triggers, in some cases take medicine even if no symptoms to prevent the development (depending on the severity of the case of your son, and monitoring symptoms.
Consult your pediatrician if you have any questions about asthma. There respiratory diseases with similar symptoms, so it’s important to be informed and talk to the doctor.