May 6, 2019
World Asthma Day
On World Asthma Day (and every day!), Greater Austin Allergy seeks to promote asthma awareness and help our asthma patients live active, full lives. When uncontrolled, asthma can exact a huge toll on wellness and productivity, but exciting treatment developments continue to help us ease the burden of asthma and keep it well under control for many patients.
Have you ever wondered if men or women are more likely to have asthma? What about asthma incidence among different ethnic groups? Check out the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America’s facts and figures page to boost your asthma knowledge. Click around the foundation’s website to learn more about everything from the latest research to medications and helpful tips for living with asthma.
The Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) organizes the annual World Asthma Day. They offer a series of informative podcasts you can listen to on the go. Asthma experts from around the world weigh in on topics of interest to anyone affected by asthma. You’ll hear about new treatments, the history of asthma, asthma in children and pregnant women, as well as personal stories of how asthma has impacted patients’ lives.
Because asthma is such a prevalent and costly disease, researchers are dedicated to understanding it and improving treatment options. Recent research highlights the clear link between childhood obesity and asthma. Car exhaust has also been proven to cause one in eight new childhood asthma cases each year. Once diagnosed, a troubling barrier to asthma control in children is inhaler error. A new study shows that asthma education for hospitalized adolescents can lead to proper inhaler usage – a critical asthma management tool.
If you or a loved one has asthma, take a little time to expand your knowledge about the condition and the innovative research being done to help every person battling asthma. Everyone has the right to breathe easy and stay active! While there’s no cure, well-controlled asthma is within reach for everyone.