Kids with Allergies May Have a Higher Risk of Heart Disease Later

ID-100109499Allergies often make children despondent. Scientists now indicate that allergies have far more intense effects on their health as adults. Dr. Jonathan Silverbag, the director of the Northwestern University Multidisciplinary Eczema Center, says that children who suffered from hay fever, eczema and asthma were found to have higher rates of hypertension, high cholesterol, and obesity when compared to children who did not have allergies.

The findings suggest that allergies in children will lead to the upsurge in heart problems in coming decades. The scientists believe that the prevalence of allergic diseases may have led to high heart disease rates in the country. Dr. Silverbag says that pediatricians should guard against leaving allergies untreated since they can affect heart health.

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