asthma/allergies and genetics

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AngieK2007
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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 12/12/2007 4:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I just saw this article: http://news.healingwell.com/index.php?p=news1&id=527726

It's interesting how a particular symptom of asthma (airway hyperresponsiveness, AHR) is inherited mostly from the father's side. That's so interesting. I've never really asked my dad about his asthma history but I think I will now! I also have sinusitis which is unique in my family, though my dad has seasonal allergies. I wonder if it's all linked in the end.

I also ran across this article recently: http://www.rtmagazine.com/respiratoryreport/2007-11-15_10.asp

It's more of a snippet than a real article but it says there's a new genetics test for people with asthma, called Asthmagen. If you read the company's website, it says that up to 15% of people with asthma don't benefit from medications with albuterol? Sounds like a lot! I read the summaries of some of the actual scientific studies (here's one: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&dopt=AbstractPlus&list_uids=15500895) and although they are kind of dense, it really makes me wonder.

I'm thinking of doing this asthmagen test. Has anyone else heard of it? or tried it?

Another Day
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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 12/12/2007 8:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Angie,
 
First of all I want to welcome you to HealingWell.  I am not familiar with the test you mentioned.  Someone else may come along who is.  If you do give it a try, please let us know what your results are.  We are always anxious to learn about new tools and treatments for allergies and asthma from each other.
 
Please keep posting
 
Take care!
 
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