posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 08:43 PM
Some good good news out of the University of Alberta. It seems that a major relief for asthma sufferers maybe on the horizon. Although more testing is
required, results are looking hopeful.
Dr. Bernard Thébaud said his research team at the U of A found that stem cells and their byproducts can help heal lungs of people with severe
asthma and other lung disease.
When researchers gave the stem cell byproduct juice to mice through their noses, the airways became less inflamed.
Potentially, the stem-cell juice can be put into “super” inhalers, reducing asthma patient’s reliance on drugs.
The two-and-a-half years of research is published in the American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology with funding from Alberta
Innovates Health Solutions.
Any new of this sort is welcome when it comes to myself (as well as millions of others) as I have suffered from asthma since I was four. Well at least
that is the age when I was diagnosed. Rhonda Schwenk's daughter, who is a part of this research, was diagnosed at the age of two.
Like her, it is, I found/find it (for whatever reason) embarrassing to have asthma because it separates one from the "normal" everyday person. I
don't want those around me to know I have it.
Interestingly, before this news was locally announced today, I found a similar story that ties pneumonia to asthma (read link).
When I googled "cure for asthma" a few months ago I found what was, to say the least, an interesting story of an individual who suspected a
connection to asthma and bacteria (or more precisely Chlamydia pneumoniae) . This person actually claims a cure, however, there has been evidence of
At the age of 30, I was diagnosed with severe Asthma. In 1995 I came close to dying from an asthma attack when a near fatal asthma attack put me
into full respiratory and cardiac arrest!
A neighbor took the above picture while paramedics were performing CPR on me as I lay on our front porch.
After this close call, I decided I had to try and reclaim my life and fight this terrible disease. Even despite the false claims of medical
professionals that asthma is incurable. My story is proof that extremely severe asthma can be cured.
Needless to say, this will be welcome news to many people and especially parents of little ones who suffer from asthma and allergies.
I just hope that this news from the U of A doesn't fade into the background like the cancer research into DCA did.
Peace, hope, and health,