Breathing Life into Research: Understanding the Complex Relationship of Respiratory and Chronic Diseases

Respiratory and chronic conditions go hand in hand. Recent research has highlighted the link between respiratory health and long-term medical issues such as heart disease, diabetes, and hypertension. The evidence has made a strong case for clinical trials and medical research to further explore the interactions between respiratory health and chronic disease. 


When examining the different conditions that connect to respiratory and chronic health, it could be said that respiratory infections, asthma and chronic respiratory conditions are most commonly associated with chronic diseases.The airway is often blocked or inflamed, leading to decreased air flow and exacerbations of chronic conditions. For instance, those with hypertension have been prone to higher cases of COPD which can lead to more frequent cardiovascular events. 


Unfortunately, the chronic immune response inflammatory mechanisms of asthma, COPD, and other chronic respiratory illnesses also puts individuals at risk of developing diabetes. This association is defined as the link between airway inflammation and metabolic inflammation. When the airway is chronically inflamed, the cells weaken the ability of the body to control the level of sugar in the blood, leading to episodes of diabetes. 


It also appears that inflammation produced either from a decrease in immune function or from an increase in oxidative stress leads to a greater risk of developing hypertension. This indicates there may be associations between the respiratory defenses and circulatory system. Labs can measure biomarkers such as expression of proinflammatory cytokines, and how they influence the progression of the conditions.


The link between respiratory health and chronic diseases has demonstrated that medical research is essential to investigate the interaction between the two conditions. Clinical evaluations, trials and laboratory tests are all relatively easy subjects to explore in medical research and will allow us to gain insights into the mechanisms that influence these conditions.


Studying the relationship between respiratory health and chronic conditions is an opportunity to advance medical care and treatments for cardiac, or pulmonary health. By engaging in clinical trials and keeping abreast of medical research in this field, pharmaceutical companies can help to develop more effective treatments for deceased Flow Rates, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases (COPD) and long-term asthma. 


At Miami Clinical Research, our research services give an accurate understanding of the effects of pulmonary disorders. The comprehensive data that results from our collaborative clinical research allows us to work with some of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies. As highlighted here, there is strong evidence that the underlying pathogenesis of both diseases is greatly interconnected, meaning that medical research to explore the interactions is necessary. 


Get in touch today to learn more about how Miami Clinical Research can help you with your clinical trial requirements and discover the links between respiratory and chronic health.


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