Study links Vitamin D deficiency with damaged lungs and severe asthma

Vitamin D Children

Do you have or do you know a child who is suffering with asthma when all their other siblings are doing just fine with out it? According to a study that was published in the “American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, children with a form of asthma called severe therapy-resistance asthma (STRA) were more likely to have lower levels of Vitamin D. That is when they were compared to moderately asthmatic and non-asthmatic children.


Since asthma has been known to damage lung tissue over time, these results show that if the deficiency were to be detected at an early stage that the children could receive treatment for the deficiency. This would prevent or reduce the damage done to their lungs and airways smooth muscles, which in turn may help reduce asthma related symptoms and improve their health. Now this does not go deep enough in the study to suggest that we may have found a cure for this asthma but it is a great possibility.


Now although there are many herbs and natural methods that have been shown to reduce asthma symptoms and improve a child’s health it never hurts to look into vitamin deficiency as the main culprit behind our child hood diseases. One doctor at the National Heart and Lung Institute at Imperial College, and King’s College London stated that, “This study clearly demonstrates that low levels of Vitamin D are associated with poorer lung function, increased use of medications, worse symptoms, and an increase in the mass of airway smooth muscle in children with STRA.”


Vitamin D can be found in capsule form at your local retailer, grocery store, herb store, natural food store and online with a simple search of “Vitamin D supplements.” There is nothing wrong with playing it safe and giving Vitamin D supplements to your children now even if they do not suffer with asthma. Today’s food is deficient enough to warrant everyone taking Vitamin D supplements as well as many others.


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