Skip Navigation Links
 



                     


 



   
    Learn More     Subscribe    
Join Now!      Login
 
 
 
FREE HEALTH
NEWSLETTER
 
 
Walking Quiz
Which of the following in NOT a direct benefit of a regular walking regimen?
 
 
 
 
W
hat Doctors Don't Tell You
 

NEWS
FLU VACCINE MAY MAKE ASTHMA WORSE

© What Doctors Don't Tell You (Volume 8, Issue 12)

The flu vaccine can cause pulmonary complications and exacerbate asthma, according to new research.

In the double blind, placebo controlled study, carried out by researchers at medical hospitals in England, roughly one in 12 patients (8 per cent) experienced a trigger of asthma from the flu vaccine.

More than 250 patients aged 18-75 years who reported respiratory symptoms and hospital admissions were studied for two weeks before the first flu injection and until two weeks after the second injection.

The vaccine and placebo were administered randomly, and there was a two week interval between injections.

Results show that among 255 participants, 19 recorded an exacerbation within 72 hours of the flu vaccine, compared with only three after placebo.

Despite these findings, the researchers claim that the risk of pulmonary function abnormalities is very small and outweighed by the benefits of vaccination (The Lancet, 1998, 351: 326-31).

Add your comment      
About The Author
What Doctors Don’t Tell You is one of the few publications in the world that can justifiably claim to solve people's health problems - and even save lives. Our monthly newsletter gives you the facts you won't read anywhere else about what works, what doesn't work and what may harm you in both orthodox and alternative medicine. We'll also tell you how you can prevent illness.......more
Related Articles
 
Share   Facebook   Buzz   Delicious   Digg   Twitter  
 
 
 
 
 
 
From Our Sponsor
 
 
 
 
 
 
Featured Events
Wellness Inventory Certification Training - Level I
     February 18-May 20, 2014
     Los Angeles, CA USA
 
Additional Calendar Links
 
Wellness, Feeling, dimension!

Search   
Home       Wellness       Health A-Z       Alternative Therapies       Find a Practitioner       Healthy Products       Bookstore       Wellness Inventory
Healthy Kitchen       Healthy Woman       Healthy Man       Healthy Child       Healthy Aging       Wellness Center       Nutrition Center       Fitness Center
Free Newsletter      What Doctor's Don't Tell You      Stevia.com      Discount Lab Tests      First Aid      Global Health Calendar      Privacy Policy     Contact Us

Disclaimer: The information provided on HealthWorld Online is for educational purposes only and IS NOT intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek professional medical advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.