Breath, the precious gift of life
Have you ever thought of the simple joy of breathing? How we all take it for granted. It’s one of those bodily functions we do without thinking about, yet when we struggle to breathe, life can become extremely challenging.
Causes and Risk Factors
Genetic and environmental factors combine to cause asthma, most often early in life.
Symptoms a person with asthma experiences are generally seen in a pattern.
Asthma is often described as an allergic disease where allergens are thought to trigger an attack.
Diagnosis & Treatment
Breathing exercises may be a useful supplement to asthma medication for symptoms and quality of life.
Asthma affects 1-18% of the population of the various countries in the world, and in the 10 years between 2006 and 2016, there has been an increase of 3.6% in the number of people suffering from asthma.1, 2
Asthma prevalence has been increasing across Africa
In 1990, about 11.7% (74 million including 34.1 million children) of the population had asthma; by 2010, this had increased to 12.8% (119 million including 49.7 million children).17
Living with Asthma
It is possible to live well with asthma if you manage it. That means you need a doctor trained to treat asthma, a treatment plan and to stick with that plan.
If you are proactive, you can reduce asthma attacks, reduce illness and ER visits and live a full life
The more informed you are about your condition, the better control you will have over your asthma symptoms. Please discuss a written Asthma Action Plan with your doctor.
We have a number of useful links and articles with loads of additional information to assist you in managing and working with your Asthma throughout your life.
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Being in control of your condition can make you feel calmer and more at ease. When your asthma is well-controlled, you experience very few symptoms.
Poorly controlled asthma increases your risk of an asthma attack (also known as an asthma flare-up or exacerbation).1