New Hope for Those Struggling with Cystic Fibrosis
Ask an Expert: Should You Be Worried about Your Child's Birthmar…
The Doctors Dos and Don'ts for Putting Things 'Down There'
3 Tips for Cultivating More Gratitude and Kindness
What Is the Blue Poop Challenge -- And Should You Do It?
Is Drinking Chlorophyll Water Good for Your Health?
Can You Bring More Kindness and Compassion into Your Life?
How to Treat Summer Sandal Blisters
Is the TikTok Ab-Dance Worth Your Ten Minutes?
How to Treat Dry and Cracked Heels
How Long Should It Take for Your Food to Travel through Your Sys…
FDA-Approved Weight Loss Medication a Game Changer?
Legal Expert Wendy Murphy on the Importance of Public Uprisings
The Doctors' Best Dog Advice from Our Favorite Pet Lovers
Ask an Expert: How to Avoid Filler Fatigue
Ask an Expert: Are You Applying Sunscreen Wrong?
The Doctors Get Real about Popular TikTok Hacks
Ask an Expert: Essential Summer Sleep Tips to Beat the Heat
Ask an Expert: The Vital Post-Surgery Steps You Need to Follow
Cult Expert Rick Ross Identifies Popular Groups That Could Be Cu…
Dr. Patricia Eshaghian joins us to discuss how this new drug is giving new hope to individuals dealing with this debilitating and sometimes deadly disease. She calls the drug a "tremendous breakthrough" for the rare genetic disease, which usually affects the lungs and creates a thick sticky mucus in them. She explains this can lead to having multiple breathing treatments, infections and sometimes hospitalizations.
She notes the drug brings treatment to the underlying genetic cause of the disease, saying 90 percent of people with cystic fibrosis will be a candidate for this new drug.
The drug is able to improve lung function by 10 to 14 percent in patients who take it, which might not seem major, but Dr. Eshaghian explains this is actually very significant. She adds, "This drug is going to change the way people live their life with cystic fibrosis," explaining it should lead to living longer and spending less time in the hospital.
Currently, the drug costs $300,000 dollars a year, but Dr. Eshaghian is hopeful insurance coverage for the drug will be good.