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The World Health Organisation estimates there are over 300 million asthma sufferers worldwide, and annual worldwide deaths from asthma have been estimated at over 250,000 people per year.
The underlying cause of asthma is unknown although there are several contributing factors such as a family history of asthma, allergic conditions, exposure to tobacco smoke, premature birth and respiratory infections.
However, asthma can develop without ever having any of these factors. Typical symptoms of asthma include breathlessness, wheezing, chest tightness and/or a cough. Acute episodes of some or all of these symptoms are called asthma exacerbations (or asthma attacks).
Synexus are conducting an awareness campaign across 9 countries and are looking for volunteers to join our database. Synexus is already supported by a database of over 400,000 patients and have successfully placed thousands onto studies.
Why not join us to Challenge Asthma!
(1) WHO – Asthma Fact Sheet 2009
(2) Asthma – NHS choices