Asthma is a disease where your airways become inflamed and narrow, leading to an overproduction of mucus. Individuals with this condition can have coughing episodes and difficulty breathing. Asthma can change over time and vary widely from being a slight inconvenience to life threatening. It affects an estimated 26 million Americans and it’s one of the leading causes of work/school absences.
- Shortness of breath
- Chest tightness
- Wheezing when exhaling
- Trouble sleeping due to breathing difficulties
The primary goal of managing asthma is to maintain control of the disease and prevent asthma attacks. Typically, inhalers will either be short-acting for instant relief or long-acting to help achieve control of the disease. These are one of the common medications used for treating asthma.
If you find yourself with stable or unstable asthma, consider participating in a study today. To learn more, call our ARC Clinical Research team at 512-225-5931 or fill out our Clinical Research interest form online.