Tuesday, November 25, 2008
That's Right, It's NOT Asthma
November 23, 2008
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Neat snap of a plane laying a nice chemtrail eh?
Look again, this is what a normal everyday contrail (condensation trail) looks like. It's disappearing!
The one the plane is about to cross though, is, in fact a chemtrail.
Please note my highlights in bold red. I found this article very interesting, because of the year that they noticed an increase of patients going to their doctors complaining of breathing problems and asthma-like symptoms.
If I have to spell it out here, which I probably don't, it coincides with the time they started spraying us with barium and aluminum powder, concrete dust and who knows what else is in their chemshit cocktails.
Number of asthma cases inflated, study finds
MD says many taking unneeded medication
November 18, 2008
Some 30 per cent of adult Canadians diagnosed with asthma do not actually have the disease, research out of the University of Ottawa suggests.
That would mean as many as half a million people across the country are inhaling potentially dangerous steroid medications – and unnecessarily spending hundreds to thousands of dollars a year on them – says Dr. Shawn Aaron, head of respiratory medicine at the school and the lead study author.
While the study, which appears today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, did not look at children, there is good reason to believe their numbers are inflated too, Aaron says.
"The prevalence of asthma increased by 75 per cent in adults in Canada from the early 1990s ... and I think that part of the increase in prevalence may be due to overdiagnosis," Aaron said.
He says misdiagnosis likely results from a failure to order a breathing test that could differentiate asthma from the same common, but fleeting, viral conditions that mimic the ailment.
A simple "spirometry" test measures lung capacity and can weed out cases of pneumonia, respiratory syncytial virus or other viral conditions. "We know that only about 50 per cent of patients actually ever have spirometry who are diagnosed with asthma," Aaron said.
Besides the financial cost of misdiagnosis, there can also be physiological harm.
Inhaled asthma medications are generally safe, but they are not without potential side effects, Aaron says, such as oral thrush (a fungal infection), osteoporosis, glaucoma and cataracts.
The study looked at about 500 people who had been diagnosed with asthma in eight Canadian cities. Clinical testing showed 30 per cent did not have the disease.
It's estimated that 5 per cent of adult Canadians have asthma and if 30 per cent of these don't have the disease, then some 500,000 people are misdiagnosed, Aaron says.
Dr. Mark Greenwald said there is some suspicion the 30 per cent figure is not solid. The study's data sample had far more severe asthmatics than would be found in the normal patient population.
Greenwald says there is no perfect diagnosis for asthma, including spirometry, and doctors must rely on symptoms and family history.