Insight on Treatment for Severe Asthma

About five percent of people who have asthma, a chronic inflammatory disease, suffer from severe asthma. This refers to symptoms that persist despite treatment. Individuals with severe asthma typically do not respond well to standard asthma treatments, and the main treatment for severe asthma, prednisone, can give rise to significant side effects. This is why researchers are busy trying to find new treatment options to manage severe asthma.

You can learn more about cutting-edge asthma research by watching this interview with a physician. He discusses some of the risk factors that are associated with severe asthma and explains the future goals of research in this area. He also discusses an ongoing clinical trial involving a new treatment option.

Families throughout the West Hills area can turn to West Hills Hospital for emergency care of asthma attacks. You can call our community hospital at (818) 676-4000 or visit our website to learn more about us.