The Inextricable Silent Connection: Unraveling the Link Between Atherosclerosis and Asthma

Authors

  • Javaria Ayyub

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.56570/jimgs.v2i1.88

Keywords:

Asthma, atherosclerosis, arterial plaque, cardiovascular disease, inflammation, inflammatory cells

Abstract

Despite previous studies suggesting a possible
association between atherosclerosis and asthma, the
available data remains confined and isolated. This
article delves into the correlation between these two
diseases. By scrutinizing the existing literature
highlighting shared risk factors and biomarkers between
atherosclerosis and asthma, it becomes evident that the
inflammatory cells common to both ailments may play a
role in the pathogenesis of both disease processes.
Some research sheds light on the protective effect of
some asthma medications and the harmful aspect of
others. An increasing body of evidence looks at the age
of asthma onset and its association with
atherosclerosis. Future research should focus on the
early detection of atherosclerosis and addressing the
tacit connection between atherosclerosis and asthma to
improve the morbidity and mortality of those with
asthma

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Published

2023-05-29

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