asthma patients who find themselves reachingfor their inhalers all too often may now have another treatment option â€” in the form ofa pill. i'm gabe garza with your latest health news. a new study from greece found that leukotriene-receptorantagonists, or ltras, may significantly improve asthma control and effectively prevent asthmaattacks in adults and teens. study authors stated that ltras improved asthma controlcompared to placebo, but which patients are most likely to respond to treatment with ltrasremains unclear. asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways,which affects an estimated 300 million people worldwide. researchers looked at 34 previousstudies on ltras which were found to reduce the risk of asthma attacks by 40 percent.make sure to speak with your doctor about
all your treatment options if you have asthma.