I'm NOT a vegetarian NOR a vegan, BUT would love to know how many long term (Min 2 Years) 'genuine' vegetarians / vegans on this Forum are 'DAILY' using (at least) either 2 INHALERS or a DUEL INHALER (i.e. Duel = Two Drugs in one Inhaler).
If you're a Veggie or Vegan, please say whether you use Two Inhalers (or a Duel Inhaler) on 'most' days, or if you use just a 'Single Constituent' Inhaler (containing one Drug Only).
If you've NOT been a 'full' Vegetarian / Vegan for at least two years, but seem to be gaining serious improvements from what amounts to a diet that is 'ALMOST' entirely Vegetarian / Vegan, could you please 'make that known' if leaving a Comment.
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Sorry for the Capital letters above, but this is (kind of) a modest attempt to try and figure out if there is any Respiratory Advantage in becoming a Vegetarian / Vegan, and I wanted to try and 'limited' the response by drawing close attention to the Respondents I'm most interested in hearing from.
If Respondents turn out to be on similar levels of Medication as the Omnivores, then (perhaps) there's little advantage in being a Veggie / Vegan - as far as Asthma, at least, is concerned.
For anyone curious about why I'm interested, there are two areas I'm wondering about. First, Genuine Veggies / Vegans almost always get more Potassium in their diet (main reason we're told to eat 5 to 10 portions of Veg / Fruit a day) and it's dangerous to get Potassium from Supplements, particularly over 100mg a Day. Second, especially if 'avoiding' (a) process meat (bacon, sausages etc) and also (b) meat that is NOT Organic, then Food Industry Chemicals and Farmer Antibiotics / Chemicals (in food processing and animal feeds respectively) should - hopefully - be 'mostly' missing from the Veggie / Vegan diet.
If Asthma UK has any Data on whether Vegetarians / Vegans tend to get 'less serious' Asthma (as evident from use of less / lower dose Medication revealed in Research Records held within the Org's Vaults) perhaps they could Comment too. (Maybe they could also do a Poll on this, as I don't think Forum Members can create a Poll / Vote 'type' Post(?)
One obvious flaw in all this is Vegetarians / Vegans seem to fall into a Group of Folk who generally take better care of themselves anyway. For example, they are (probably) less likely to be over-weight, less inclined to drink booze to excess, more likely to take activity / exercise and - I imagine - pay closer attention to resolving health issues 'quickly', as they arise. IF it turns out that their Asthma IS 'less severe', then those 'additional factors' (rather than 'just' the Diet they're on) need to be taken into account. Still, interesting to understand if they generally fare better than the omnivores among us.