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World Asthma Day 1st May 2018


I was diagnosed with Asthma when I was eight. I’m always alarmed at how little people, even fellow asthmatics know about the condition. Here are a few facts I feel should be known more widely.


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Boys are twice as likely to develop asthma as girls. The reasons why are not fully understood.


Children do not typically grow out of asthma – In spite of the myth almost 95% of children with asthma will experience symptoms into adulthood.


• 10% of all asthmatics have severe asthma. That’s a signifi cant 1-2% of the population.





A major asthma trigger is cigarette smoke – that’s fi rst OR second-hand smoke. Please think before you light- up, especially in front of children.


• Most asthma-related deaths are caused by lack of oxygen. Rapid administration of oxygen can save lives.


• Most people who experience a potentially fatal asthma attack will survive if they reach hospital. Don’t delay.


• I hope the next fact will be reassuring if like me you suff er from severe asthma:


• Most asthmatics who suff er a fatal or near fatal attack are non-compliant. This means they are not taking their medication as prescribed, or they delay seeking treatment. If we are sensible, take our medication appropriately and always carry a rescue inhaler we are UNlikely to experience a fatal or near fatal attack.


And more good news: •


Life-expectancy of mild asthmatics and non-asthmatics is the same. If you look after yourself there’s no reason not to live to a ripe old age.


• BUT even mild asthmatics can experience near fatal or fatal attacks if they become complacent and non- compliant about their treatment.


So for those of us with Asthma, compliance and self-care is key. Live long and prosper my fellow asthmatics. By Sarah Davey


58 Big Asthma Bake Sale


Join us and raise some dough for vital asthma research with the Big Asthma Bake Sale.


World Asthma Day 2018 is just around the corner and we’re inviting you to join us and help fi nd a cure for asthma. Getting involved is as easy as pie!


Throughout May, we want as many people as possible, all over the country, to take part in the Big Asthma Bake Sale launching on World Asthma Day - 1st May 2018.


Ask everyone to save the date:


1st May 2018, but you can hold your bake sale on any date throughout May if you’re already busy!


For more information go to www.ashma.org.uk


To advertise in thewire t. 07720 429 613 e. fi ona@thewireweb.co.uk


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