I saw this article the other day and found it very interesting. I've been pretty lax in my nasal rinse frequency lately. But I do know that it helps my nasal allergies and that my asthma is definitely worse when my allergies are worse. I probably should be more diligent!
Does anyone else use nasal rinses? Have you found that it has an effect on your asthma?
“Two thirds of patients with severe asthma also suffer with rhinitis; this can lead to nasal congestion, forcing patients to adopt abnormal breathing patterns such as mouth breathing, which exposes the airways to cold dehumidified air,” said lead author physiotherapist Anita Clarke, of Birmingham Regional Severe Asthma Services. “Nasal irrigation can certainly help reduce nasal symptoms and also reduce asthma symptoms. The ability to 'nose breathe' is an essential part of an efficient breathing pattern, and this study shows the treatment can provide the added benefit of helping people with asthma feel they can breathe more easily.”