The average person takes 8.4 million breaths every year. For people living with severe asthma, that can be 8.4 million moments of worry.
What will my next breath bring? How will it impact my life?
It is time to turn those moments of worry into moments of possibility. Last year, Sanofi and Regeneron launched The Next Breath to bring more awareness to severe asthma. This year, we are encouraging action—inspiring people to take proactive steps towards better asthma control.
Asthma is a chronic condition that affects the airways. It can be caused by an overactive immune system, which can lead to inflammation in the airways, causing them to narrow and making it harder to breathe. In 50-70% of people with asthma, this inflammation is called type 2 inflammation. Asthma can be triggered by environmental factors, such as pollen, smoke, weather changes or exercise. These factors can lead to inflammation, causing the onset or worsening of asthma symptoms.
Between 5% and 10% of asthma cases are classified as severe and can be harder to control, disrupting day-to-day lives even when multiple controller medicines are used. Asthma that isn’t well controlled is also known as uncontrolled or persistent asthma.
Visit The Next Breath to learn more about severe asthma, the latest science, and actions you can take to strive towards better asthma control.