The Atlanta Center for Medical Research is currently seeking volunteers to participate in a clinical study of asthma.
The American Academy of Asthma Allergy and Immunology (AAAAI) describes asthma as “a chronic disease involving the airways in the lungs.” If you have asthma, certain triggers may cause your airways to become swollen and the muscles around the airways to tighten. These triggers include exposure to allergens, smoke, pollution or changes in weather.
According to the AAAAI, you may have asthma if you suffer from the following symptoms:
- Shortness of breath
- Chest tightness or pain
- Chronic coughing
- Trouble sleeping due to coughing or wheezing
While there is no cure or prevention for asthma, symptoms can be controlled with effective treatment and management. With the help of an allergist, you can find a treatment plan that is most effective for you.
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) currently supports research to help improve the control of asthma and quality of life for people who have the disease; “Much of this research depends on the willingness of volunteers to take part in clinical trials, which test new ways to prevent, diagnose, or treat various diseases and conditions.”