A New Breakthrough Treatment for Asthma Sufferers
Every year, the number of people suffering from asthma grows. It’s estimated that one in 12 Americans has asthma, compared to one in 14 people who had asthma just a decade ago. The increased prevalence also takes a toll on the healthcare system: each person with asthma costs the U.S. healthcare system about $3,300 in medical expenses, missed work, and premature death.
Unfortunately, about 250,000 people worldwide are dying from asthma—deaths that are avoidable, according to health experts, considering some of the causes of asthma—such as poor working conditions with exposure to fumes and excessive dust—are preventable.
There are a number of different treatments for asthma—the most popular one being an inhaler, which makes the asthma sufferer inhale corticosteroids to treat the asthmatic symptoms. But that treatment comes along with a host of problems, like figuring out the correct dosage and how often people should be using their inhalers. Read More