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Asthma Action Plan!! have you made it ?

Do you have an Asthma Action Plan like Chester?

It is recommended that everyone with asthma has written Asthma Action Plan, and yet only 24% of people with asthma have one according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare http://www.aihw.gov.au/asthma/action-plan/

A written plan can greatly assist to better manage asthma and avoid flare ups. If you don’t have a written Asthma Action Plan, speak to your Doctor to get one.

Photo: Do you have an Asthma Action Plan like Chester?         It is recommended that everyone with asthma has written Asthma Action Plan, and yet only 24% of people with asthma have one according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare http://www.aihw.gov.au/asthma/action-plan/ A written plan can greatly assist to better manage asthma and avoid flare ups. If you don't have a written Asthma Action Plan, speak to your Doctor to get one.

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List of things to discuss with your doctor

What’s your response when your doctor asks “how’s your asthma”?

Do you know the things that would be useful to discuss?

Here’s a list of things to discuss with your doctor next time you visit to give you the best chance of being as healthy as possible:

-If you are coughing, wheezing or breathless day or night.
-If you struggle to keep up with normal activity.
-Anything that seems to trigger/make your asthma worse.
-What you do about your triggers and whether this helps.
-How often you take your blue reliever puffer.
-How often you take your preventer medication.
-How you use your medication device.
-If you are using any other medications or complementary therapies.
-You would like a written asthma action plan.
-You would like a regular asthma review.

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Unbelievable Fact About ASTHMA !!! MUST WATCH!

In the same time Usain Bolt runs 100m…

 

 
 
 

10 second countdown

Every 10 seconds someone is having an asthma attack in the UK. Attacks are potentially life threatening and mustn’t be ignored.

Asthma attacks are usually the result of symptoms getting gradually worse over a few days. Needing to use your reliever inhaler more than 3 times a week may suggest that your asthma is not well controlled. If your asthma symptoms are getting worse or you’re using your reliever inhaler more, don’t ignore it as you may be at increased risk of an attack.

 

 

For more info visit http://www.asthma.org.uk/Blog/10-seconds

 

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There’s a thief in the night that can rob person’s of sleep, health, life…

Have you ever lost a night’s sleep? You feel exhausted, unable to concentrate, and completely worn out. Just imagine what a nightmare it would be if every night was like that.

For a young girl called Harveen Bedi, this was reality – simply because she has asthma. Most people don’t think asthma is serious, but Harveen’s story is one of real determination to overcome the constant fear that her asthma could kill her. Asthma UK was able to help end Harveen’s nightmare.

Though she coped during the day, Harveen’s asthma attacks were most devastating at night. “Night-time was terrifying”, Harveen said. “I couldn’t sleep, I was wheezy, and I struggled to breathe. It felt like I was going to die. Sometimes I’d try to scream because I was so frightened.”

At night, Harveen’s mother, was afraid to sleep in case her daughter needed her. Fearful that the terrible asthma attacks could kill Harveen, her mother was forced to call on the ambulance services again and again to take her little girl to hospital. Harveen was permanently exhausted and, with so many hospital visits, she missed nearly all of years five and six at primary school. For the whole family these were very stressful years.

How Asthma UK helped bring an end to Harveen’s nightmare

The nightmare Harveen and her mother had endured for so long started to ease in 2011. An Asthma UK funded nurse fought for Harveen to be referred to a specialist centre where she received optimised asthma treatment. With continuous support from Asthma UK’s nurses, Harveen also used a My Asthma Pack to help her log her symptoms. Soon Harveen’s nights were less disturbed and, for the first time, she began to take steps to control her asthma. As a result, Harveen spent less time in hospital. Now 14 years old, she loves going to school. “I can join in all the activities”, she said proudly. “I can even run around without needing my inhaler, and I’m catching up on my lessons.”

By making a gift of £20 you help us end the nightmare for other children like Harveen.

Like a thief in the night, asthma can rob children of sleep, of education, of health, and tragically, sometimes their lives. At Asthma UK we’re determined to do everything possible to bring this nightmare to an end by funding research for better treatments and providing people with life-saving information.

Making a gift of £20 today pays for Asthma UK to provide a child with a My Asthma Pack. This is a fun and effective way for children to keep regular track of their symptoms and helps them understand what they can do when their asthma gets worse and ultimately reduces hospitalisation.

Asthma UK has also actively campaigned for the National Review of Asthma Deaths, the most comprehensive global study into what needs to be done to reduce deaths. Tragically, it found that nearly half of all asthma deaths could have been prevented with better healthcare and that 77% of people who died didn’t have an asthma action plan which tells how to recognise the signs of an asthma attack. The findings are a huge wake-up call and confirm that a great deal more needs to be done to protect children at risk of a fatal asthma attack.

Your support really matters. That’s why I hope you will send a gift of £20 to Asthma UK and help transforming a child’s life. Only with your help today can the nightmare of severe asthma attacks can be brought to an end.

 

For more info Visit  http://www.asthma.org.uk/Appeal/harveen