Allan R. Handysides and Peter N. Landless

Peter N. Landless, a board-certified nuclear cardiologist, is director of the General Conference Health Ministries Department. Allan R. Handysides, a board-certified gynecologist, is a former director of the General Conference Health Ministries Department.

Occupational Asthma

My husband recently started a new job and has had to visit the doctor several times for what the doctor says is asthma. His work is quite heavy, and the factory is hot. Do you think he could have stress-induced asthma?

Asthma is a condition that manifests with wheezing, usually on expiration, and is related to constriction of the bronchioles, or small air tubes, leading into the air sacs of the lungs. Typically asthma is found in persons with allergies. The allergen, or substance to which the person is allergic, reacts in the body to produce antibodies belonging to the IgE subgroup. When the allergen and antibody …

This content is only available to subscribers.

If you are already subscribed to the magazine, click the login button below.

Subscribe Now

We reserve the right to approve and disapprove comments accordingly and will not be able to respond to inquiries regarding that. Please keep all comments respectful and courteous to authors and fellow readers.
comments powered by Disqus