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New asthma cause identified – and a new angle for treatment

April 09, 2024 9:37 AM | AAC (Administrator)

Shared from New Atlas

As common as asthma is, exactly how it starts remains murky. Scientists have now identified a new root cause, and importantly a new angle for treating the disease that can prevent the main symptoms.

According to WHO, asthma affects around 262 million people worldwide, but despite its prevalence there’s still much scientists don’t understand about the condition. It’s usually treated as an inflammatory disease – triggers like pollen or dust set off inflammation that narrows the airways and makes it difficult to breathe. Inhaler medications can relieve this by relaxing the airways and calming inflammation.

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