The consequences of not managing asthma are substantial. If the disease is not controlled, a child is likely to suffer long-term sleep problems due to breathing restriction, which can lead to a weakened immune system, reduced cognitive ability, and learning difficulties. Over time, uncontrolled inflammation also is associated with loss of lung function and deterioration of lung health in adulthood.
From Good Kids, Bad Habits: The RealAge Guide to Raising Healthy Children by Jennifer Trachtenberg.
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