Jean Brown Research will soon be conducting a clinical research study for an investigational Asthma medication for individuals 18 and older. Participants that are selected for the study will receive a no cost medication, health care related to the study, and compensation for time and travel.
Basic qualifications are:
- 18 and older
- Male or Female
- Have Asthma but otherwise Healthy
If you qualify you may receive:
- Study related exam
- No cost investigational Asthma medication
- Compensation for time and travel related to the study
To be notified of an upcoming study sign up now by filling out and submitting your information below:
What Is Asthma?
Asthma is a respiratory condition that can make it difficult to breathe. It is characterized by bronchial spasms or airway constrictions that cause coughing, wheezing, or shortness of breath.
The severity of asthma varies from case to case: some people have minor symptoms while others find that asthma limits their daily activities. In more severe cases, asthma can cause life-threatening “asthma attacks.”
Asthma affects men and women of all ages, although childhood onset is most common. More than 25 million Americans have asthma, including 7 million children.
Asthma can’t be cured but the symptoms can be treated and controlled.
What Causes Asthma?
The exact cause of asthma is unknown – however there are several common allergens and triggers that can bring on asthma attacks.
These common allergens including pollen, dust mites, animal dander, and tobacco smoke. Minor illnesses like colds, flu, sinus infections, and acid reflux may also trigger an asthma attack.
Those who have asthma should also be careful during physical activities like running or swimming, as becoming winded can bring on wheezing, coughing, or asthma attacks.
The Effects of Asthma On Your Airways
Your airways are tubes that carry air in and out of your lungs. Asthma causes inflammation of these airways, which can cause you to feel increased sensitivity to inhaled substances, perfumes, or even pollens.
The muscles of the airways react to what you’ve inhaled by tightening. This constricts the airways and allows less air to flow into your lungs, which can then cause you to cough, wheeze, or feel short of breath or lightheaded. Cells in the airways may also produce more mucus than usual, which can cause even further narrowing of the airways.