There is no cure for asthma, but treatment and an asthma action plan can help you manage it.
WHAT DID THIS STUDY INVOLVE?
The Heisu Research Institute conducted a research study to evaluate a new investigational product for patients with Uncontrolled Asthma and patients with Persistent Asthma. The study required male and female participants between the ages of 18 and 75 years old, who had an asthma diagnosis of at least 12 months. They had to be on Inhaled Corticosteroids therapy at a total daily dose of 500-2000 mcg of Fluticasone Propionate DPI or equivalent for at least 6 months prior to Visit 1, and on an eligible second controller medication (LABA, LTRA, LAMA) for 6 months prior to Visit 1. Additionally, they had to be able to complete all 17 scheduled visits within 52 weeks. Qualified participants received study medication at no cost, and were provided reimbursement for time and travel.
Your liver is the largest organ inside your body. It helps your body digest food, store energy, and remove poisons. Fatty liver disease is a condition in which fat builds up in your liver. There are two main types:
- Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
- Alcoholic fatty liver disease, also called alcoholic steatohepatitis
WHAT IS NONALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER DISEASE (NAFLD)?
NAFLD is a type of fatty liver disease that is not related to heavy alcohol use. There are two kinds:
- Simple fatty liver, in which you have fat in your liver but little or no inflammation or liver cell damage. Simple fatty liver typically does not get bad enough to cause liver damage or complications.
- Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), in which you have inflammation and liver cell damage, as well as fat in your liver. Inflammation and liver cell damage can cause fibrosis, or scarring, of the liver. NASH may lead to cirrhosis or liver cancer.
WHAT IS ALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER DISEASE?
Alcoholic fatty liver disease is due to heavy alcohol use. Your liver breaks down most of the alcohol you drink, so it can be removed from your body. But the process of breaking it down can generate harmful substances. These substances can damage liver cells, promote inflammation, and weaken your body’s natural defenses. The more alcohol that you drink, the more you damage your liver. Alcoholic fatty liver disease is the earliest stage of alcohol-related liver disease. The next stages are alcoholic hepatitis and cirrhosis.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF FATTY LIVER DISEASE?
Both NAFLD and alcoholic fatty liver disease are usually silent diseases with few or no symptoms. If you do have symptoms, you may feel tired or have discomfort in the upper right side of your abdomen.
WHAT DID THIS STUDY INVOLVE?
The Heisu Research Institute conducted a research study to evaluate patients with Fatty Livers.
The study required participants who were obese and males aged under 55 years or women aged under 65 years. They had to be on treatment for dyslipidemia, with an LDL of over 110 mg/dL, and triglycerides of over 150 mg/dL. Additionally, they had to be non-smokers and pre-diabetic.
Qualified participants received compensation for time and travel, with free transportation provided.