Do you have asthma or know someone who does? Are you, or they, taking symptoms seriously? If not, the Breathe Easy Week campaigners want a serious word with the millions of people who are putting themselves at risk through not controlling their asthma adequately. The campaign takes place from 15th to 21st June, so look out for lung health and awareness events taking place all over the country.
In the UK three people a day die from asthma, despite it usually being a controllable condition. If you have the right asthma medication and information you will be able to manage an attack, or even avoid one altogether. But if you haven't had a check up recently, delay picking up your prescriptions or constantly forget to take your inhaler out with you, then you are in danger.
You might die for starters, or end up in hospital, be completely terrified, panic your family and friends and be weak for days after.
Some unfortunate folk have severe asthma, which is when their asthma symptoms are therapy resistant or difficult to treat for a number of reasons. These people are at risk of regularly having severe life-threatening symptoms.
Good medical care is vital for severe asthma. There are many treatments and a variety of approaches that can help severe asthma sufferers regain a good quality of life. If you are not properly controlling your asthma at the moment, you may end up with severe asthma.
Don't end up as one of the 3 deaths a day statistic. The 'I can't be bothered to manage my asthma' club is not a group you want to belong to. Although if you do, I guess you can swap numbers, Twitter usernames and Facebook details in casualty.