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aCKnoWleDgements
ForeWorD
IntroDuCtIon
i. What causes asthma?
ii. What are the symptoms of asthma?
iii. Asthma triggers
iv. Conditions linked to asthma
i. Medical and family histories
ii. Physical examination
iii. Lung function test
iv. Other tests
i. Mild asthma
ii. Mild persistent asthma
iii. Moderate asthma
iv. Severe asthma
i. Inhalers
ii. Spacers
iii. Corticosteroids
iv. Other medicines
v. Emergency care
i. Peak flow meter
ii. Signs that your asthma is not well-controlled
iii. Good asthma control
iv. Factors limiting good asthma control
i. Self care
ii. Take your medication
iii. Regular reviews
iv. Avoid triggers
v. Stop smoking
vi. Asthma action plan
vii. Peak flow meters and maintaining diaries
viii. Inhaler technique
ix. Exercise
i. Asthma and pregnancy-breathing for two
ii. Occupational asthma
iii. Travelling with asthma
i. Signs and symptoms
i. Asthma is often imagined
ii. Asthma can be cured
iii. Asthma symptoms are the same for everyone with asthma
iv. One only has asthma when he or she has difficulty in breathing
vi. People with asthma should avoid sports and physical activities
vii. Children do outgrow their asthma
viii. Taking steroids will stunt a child’s growth
x. Steroids will harm unborn children
xi. Asthma medicine is addictive
xiii. Asthma is contagious
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What Do You Know About Asthma?

What Do You Know About Asthma?

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If someone was to have an asthma attack right in front of you, and you know they could die if something isn’t done well and fast enough… What would you do to help? Asthma deaths are the most tragic evidence of lack of awareness of the importance of asthma management and control, and basic asthma first aid.

What do you know about asthma is a practical guide that will help you understand asthma, what you can do as a sufferer or what support you as parent, family, friend or carer can give to someone living with asthma to enable them learn how to manage their symptoms so they could live healthy, active and symptom-free lives.

“If the art of living is the ability to use one’s long suffering in a positive way, Martina has provided a superb example of how this is to be accomplished…We don’t always get to choose what happens in this life, but we can choose to see whatever challenges we face in a positive way. This is an amazing book that I will recommend to my family, friend and colleagues”. C. Carl MD -Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington DC, USA
If someone was to have an asthma attack right in front of you, and you know they could die if something isn’t done well and fast enough… What would you do to help? Asthma deaths are the most tragic evidence of lack of awareness of the importance of asthma management and control, and basic asthma first aid.

What do you know about asthma is a practical guide that will help you understand asthma, what you can do as a sufferer or what support you as parent, family, friend or carer can give to someone living with asthma to enable them learn how to manage their symptoms so they could live healthy, active and symptom-free lives.

“If the art of living is the ability to use one’s long suffering in a positive way, Martina has provided a superb example of how this is to be accomplished…We don’t always get to choose what happens in this life, but we can choose to see whatever challenges we face in a positive way. This is an amazing book that I will recommend to my family, friend and colleagues”. C. Carl MD -Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington DC, USA

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