Alcohol has often been suggested as a contributor to and trigger for asthma. However, researchers haven’t conducted a significant amount of research as to the specifics of alcohol and asthma.
One of the biggest research studies on the topic was published in 2000 in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. The study from Australia asked more than 350 adults to fill out a questionnaire on their allergy triggers related to alcohol. The study’s findings included:
* 33 percent said that alcohol had triggered an asthma attack on at least two occasions
* Wine was associated with being particularly allergenic
* The onset of most alcohol-related asthma symptoms occurred within 1 hour of drinking alcohol
* Most asthma symptoms reported were mild to moderate in severity