Dietary intake in patients with asthma: A case control study
It is funny how little we look at dietary factors in the treatment of asthma. I remember a few years back I had a middle aged male patient who I could not even adjust without him going into a one minute coughing spasm that require water to calm down. He had been seeing a pulmonologist for 10+ years. I mentioned to him that refined carbs and caffeine could affect airway reactivity. Turns out he was drinking Mountain Dew several times per day.
Bottom line–one month later, after avoiding Mountain Dew alone, he was back to normal. This was never once mentioned to him by his “specialist.”