Hay fever and similar allergies increase the frequency and severity of
respiratory problems in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
(COPD), a new study shows.
The findings suggest that treating allergies or avoiding allergy triggers may
help reduce the number and severity of respiratory problems in people with COPD,
Dr Nadia Hansel, an associate professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins Asthma
and Allergy Center in Baltimore, said.
The American Academy of Family Physicians has more about chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease.