Patient Assistance Programs for Tracheobronchomalacia


Tracheobronchomalacia (TBM) occurs when a weak airway collapses during breathing. It can present as a cough, shortness of breath, and/or recurrent infections at birth or in adulthood. TBM surgery significantly eases symptoms, according to studies.

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Signs and Symptoms

Many patients with TBM are asymptomatic. The most common symptoms include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • A chronic “barking” cough
  • Recurrent respiratory infections
  • Stridor
  • Bluish coloring around the lips and nose
  • Mucus buildup
  • Respiratory distress

Secondary TBM will result in increasingly severe symptoms in adults.


There are several causes of primary TBM (present at birth) including:

  • an underlying genetic condition (i.e. Hunter syndrome, Hurler syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome)
  • Prematurity
  • Birth defects

Affected Populations

The prevalence of primary TBM is estimated to be 1 in 1,445-2,100 live births.


How does ASP Health work?

There are no indications that medical care costs in the US are about to slow down anytime soon. We have to make adjustments to the current situation. Many healthcare organizations and pharmaceutical industries are trying to cope with the rising cost of medicines. They offer many support programs through which their medicines become available to the needy who cannot afford them. They may provide discounts or medicine will be available at low or no cost.

In general, these programs are for uninsured or underinsured patients filling high-cost medications that are not covered by insurance.

ASP Health assists with the Patient Assistance Program which provides financial assistance to patients who cannot afford their medical bills.

We know it is difficult to manage health conditions without the required medicines. Reach out to us when you need. We are here for you. ASP Health will guide you in all your health-related dealings, from paperwork to getting the right prescriptions.

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