Asthma – what’s normal for you?
Local GPs want to make managing asthma simple by asking people with the condition to know ‘what’s normal for you?’
The plea comes ahead of World Asthma Day on 7 May 2019 which is held every year to raise awareness of asthma. Asthma is a common lung condition that causes occasional breathing difficulties; in the UK it affects one in 11 people, and three people die from asthma every day.
People of all ages can be affected by asthma but it often starts in childhood. Simple treatment and management of the condition can keep symptoms under control so that asthma doesn’t have a big impact on people’s lives.
Asthma is a serious condition and when it isn’t managed well, can lead to asthma attacks and hospitalisation. In the UK someone is hospitalised with an asthma attack every eight minutes.