GLOBAL ALLERGY & ASTHMA PATIENT PLATFORM
Welcome to your asthma rights information center. Our goal is to help patients and their families through their journey
with severe asthma. We are a global community to elevate the patient voice in programs & policy.
70% OF PATIENTS COMPROMISE THEIR DAILY ACTIVITIES TO ACCOMMODATE SEVERE ASTHMA
5-10% OF ALL ASTHMA PATIENTS ARE AFFECTED BY SEVERE ASTHMA
IT IS 5 TIMES MORE EXPENSIVE TO TREAT SEVERE ASTHMA
WHAT IS SEVERE ASTHMA?
Severe asthma is a life-threatening condition that can affect your entire life by forcing you to make unwanted changes to your daily activities. If you have severe asthma, you will experience a frequent and severe worsening of asthma symptoms (asthma attacks/flare-ups) despite taking multiple high-dose inhalers. These attacks or flare-ups often occur more than once per year and require steroid tablets or use of emergency services or hospitalization.
If you think you might have severe asthma, you should see your doctor. They may refer you to a specialist. A specialist may run some tests to see if you have severe asthma. If you have severe asthma, your doctor or specialist may be able to help you reduce your symptoms and improve your life.
6 GUIDING PRINCIPLES
These principles set out to define what patients should expect for the management of their severe asthma and what should constitute a basic standard of care, in line with the latest science and best practice understanding from existing severe asthma care services.
a timely, straight forward referral when my severe asthma cannot be managed in primary care.
a timely, formal diagnosis of my severe asthma by an expert team.
support to understand my type of severe asthma.
care that reduces the impact of severe asthma on my daily life and improves my overall quality of care.
not to be reliant on oral corticosteroids.
to access consistent quality care, regardless of where I live or where I choose to access it.