A Cure for Asthma? by David L. Hahn, MD, MS

What if we could cure asthma, not just manage it? According to the CDC, more than 26 million people suffer from asthma. The epidemic is growing, with the death toll rising annually. The toll exceeds $50 billion a year in medical costs and lost productivity.

For decades, doctors and patients have been told that asthma is a lifelong disease brought on by inflammation and airway constriction triggered primarily by allergens. The standard treatment involves medication to control symptoms, inhaled corticosteroids, immune modulators and bronchodilators to open constricted airways. These medications have to be taken regularly and do nothing to cure the underlying condition.

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Needless Prescriptions and Side Effects

Over 100,000,000 prescriptions are filled for these drugs each year, making them among the most commonly prescribed medicines in the pharmacy. They come with scary side effects including: osteoporosis, glaucoma, cataracts, irregular heart rhythms, delayed growth in children, and sudden death. In fact, the FDA requires a black box warning on some of the most popular asthma drugs that they "increase the risk of asthma-related death."

 

A Cure for Asthma? What Your Doctor Isn't Telling You and Why offers an alternative. In it, Dr. David Hahn, director of the Wisconsin Research and Education Network, challenges the conventional wisdom about the causes and treatments of this condition. He presents the scientific evidence and compelling case histories that led him to his remarkable conclusion. He describes the treatment protocol he has used successfully. Could hard-to-treat asthma be triggered by a persistent infection? If so, antibiotic treatment might offer a lasting cure.

If you suffer from asthma, or you know someone who does, find out if it could be cured once and for all.

David L. Hahn, MD, MS, is a past Clinical Professor and current Director of the Wisconsin Research and Education Network (WREN) in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He practices at the Dean Medical Center East Clinic in Madison, Wisconsin.

Dr. Hahn has been in active community-based medical practice for over 30 years and has been performing practice-based clinical research for almost as long. He holds a Masters degree in epidemiology and has received advanced research training in medical microbiology, immunology and clinical trial design.

He first reported the association of infection and asthma in a major article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in 1991. He is an internationally recognized authority on Chlamydia pneumoniae and chronic lung disease and a nationally recognized expert in practice-based research ("real world" clinical research conducted in community practice settings). Dr. Hahn is a founding member of the Wisconsin Research and Education Network (a practice-based research network). He has conducted three clinical trials suggesting that prolonged antibiotic treatment can improve and sometimes even "cure" asthma.