A new treatment at the Cleveland Clinic shows promise in helping those with severe asthma. The procedure has been used in clinical trials for several years, and the outcome can be life changing for many patients who have it.
Life with severe asthma is hard. In order to prevent an asthma attack, Karen Ecker needed to live like a shut in.
“I couldn’t go outside without a mask. I was pretty much a hermit in my house,” Ecker said.
People with severe asthma often need to take powerful medications to open their airways. But sometimes even these medications aren’t enough.
“Any type of triggers like perfumes or lotions or air fresheners would send me into a pretty major asthma attack, and with that I would end up having to go to the emergency room,” Ecker said.
Ecker could only work fr...Read More