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Asthma Curable

Animal Testing: Humane Research from a Human Perspective

I was diagnosed with asthma at age four. I’ve survived asthma attacks which involve the feeling of suffocation caused by my clogged lungs. I’ve survived spells of forced and frantic breathing. I’ve also survived the reality that I live in constant fear of the next attack. But I also recognize the primary reason for my survival: my inhaler. This was the lifeline that science brought me and millions of other asthma patients worldwide. Like most other scientific innovations, asthma treatments would not exist without animal testing. But they do, and as a result, millions upon millions of lives have been saved and improved.

The science behind the treatment

For those unfamiliar with asthma medications, here’s a little background. In 1979, substances called leukotrienes were discovered to be the principal cause of the symptoms of allergic and inflammatory conditions. Further studies with guinea pigs and then primates resulted in the development of leukotriene receptor antagonists, resulting in the first new type of asthma treatment (Asthma Inhalers) in 20 years. Through tests in guinea pigs, scientists discovered how to rapidly respond to asthma attacks with medications that could be inhaled by patients. The drugs that came about as a result of those tests are why I and millions of other asthma patients have survived attacks. Thanks to the continuous efforts of scientists around the world who conduct animal and human studies, further advancements – benefitting asthma patients and those suffering from various other diseases- can continue.  While animal testing may be considered unethical by some, it is an indispensable part of the research process.

Is asthma curable permanently?

When I was little I had really bad asthma I used to get sick a lot and basically I spent most of my life at hospitals because of this. I moved to the USA when I was 9 and the asthma completely went away is there an explanation for this?
I'm 16

Im no doctor (im im too lazy to google heh) but i dont think its actually curable but i think mayhaps you can get to a point where its not a problem. Like guy above me said i think as you get older (depending on your lifestyle of course) you can be in

my brother had it bad as a child, but as he got older it got less prevalent and he hasnt many problems with it anymore. so i guess the older u get the stronger the lungs got maybe

Well asthma cannot be cured, but it can get stable and attack will not appear very often, usually asthma attack is cause by the environment, some people are more sensitive to dust and will have more attacks, it various. Its good that you have no asthma

Do think that asthma will ever be curable?

I hope so, I was diagnosed with it about two months ago, and I can't stand it, even with all the medications I take.
I get so mad at myself when I start to feel self-pity; I think about how I'm lucky enough not to have cancer or AIDS, but it never

I sure hope so too, I've been on asthma medications for twelve years and it's terrible. The worst one by far is prednisone.

Asthma is a disease that you can not cure. But, with proper medication and life style you can live a long happy life. Use the link below to learn ways of controlling your asthma. The more you know, the less you'll feel like you have asthma.