Correlation between overeating and triggering of asthmatic symptoms in preexisting asthmatic patients

Nur Afiqah Binti Zakaria, Zainul Ariffin Bin Baharudin, Fatin Diyanah Binti Mazlan, Nurul Asyiqin Binti Radzuan, K. Indira Adiga

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Across the world, asthma is a common condition treated by doctors. Lifestyle of the populations is one of the factors that strongly contribute to the exacerbation of asthma. This study was done to find the association between overeating and the triggering of asthmatic symptoms in preexisting asthma patients. The study also aimed to compare the effects of excessive eating in asthmatic patients and healthy individuals. It was found that among students with preexisting asthma, there was high percentage of participants experiencing asthmatic symptoms such as numbness of limbs (34.0%), shortness of breath (49.1%) and coughing/wheezing (54.7%) after overeating. The significant difference between the above symptoms experienced by asthmatic students and healthy students strengthened the hypothesis of this study. Therefore, this study concluded that there is a significant association between overeating and triggering of asthmatic symptoms among individuals with preexisting asthma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1814-1816
Number of pages3
JournalAdvanced Science Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-03-2017


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health(social science)
  • Computer Science(all)
  • Education
  • Mathematics(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Energy(all)

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