World Asthma Day 2017
Millions of people all over the world suffer from Asthma, and if you’ve ever met one who suffers from it then you’re familiar with the sight blue inhalers that make a normal day to day life possible for them.
It is estimated that around 5.4 million people in the UK are currently receiving treatment for asthma: 1.1 million children (1 in 11) and 4.3 million adults (1 in 12).
World Asthma Day is dedicated to raising awareness about this pernicious disease and seeks to bring awareness and advanced asthma care to sufferers throughout the world.
Everyone with asthma is different and has a different mix of triggers – things that set their asthma symptoms off. Lots of different things can trigger asthma symptoms and asthma attacks including colds and viruses, pets, pollen, exercise and house dust mites.
There are lots of things you can do to help reduce your risk of an asthma attack:
- Take your medicines as prescribed and discussed with your GP or asthma nurse
- Follow a written asthma action plan
- Have regular asthma reviews with your GP or asthma nurse
- Check with your GP or asthma nurse that you’re using your inhaler correctly
- Avoid the things that trigger your asthma where possible
- Monitor your asthma symptoms so you’re aware if your symptoms are getting worse
- Don’t smoke
- Keep your weight at a healthy level, or lose weight if you need to after checking with your GP or asthma nurse that your weight loss plan is suitable for you
- Have regular flu vaccinations if you need to.
Find out more about World Asthma Day 2017 and what you can do to help.
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