Yoga no help for asthma

Do you practice Yoga and suffer with asthma ? Although yoga is often suggested to asthma sufferers to help alleviate symptoms but the new study from American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) found that there’s little evidence that yoga practice will improve asthma.
Yoga asthma
The report has been published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology journal examined 14 previously published studies to determine the effectiveness of yoga in the treatment of asthma.

Dr. Holger Cramer, lead author of the study said

” Many people practive yoga for its health benefits, including asthma sufferers”
” We reviewed the available data to see if it made a difference and found only weak evidence that it does”
“Yoga can’t be considered a routine intervention for patients with asthma at this time. But it can be considered an alternative to breathing exercises for asthma patients interested in complementary interventions”

In the review, 824 adults were examined to find the evidence relation between yoga and asthma. Participants including the studies from North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia.
According to ACAAI, prevention is always the best strategy in controlling asthma symptoms. Asthma sufferes should work with their doctors to determine situations that prompt attack and avoid these situations whenever possible.
Asthma triggers can include exposure to allergens, respiratory infections and cold weather.
If asthma attacks are severe, unpredictable or flare up more than twice a week, then asthma treatment with a long-term control medication is recommended.
Long term medication are preventive, taken daily and can achieve and maintain control of asthma symptoms.
For people with allergic asthma, immunotherapy may offer relief from symptoms prompted by allergens that act as triggers and cannot be avoided.