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.