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DON'T LET ASTHMA DEFINE YOU

Don’t suffer in silence – if your treatment for asthma isn’t working for you, it may be because you have a different type of the condition. Simply speaking to your doctor could give you the chance to get your life back on track.

I was so terrified of an attack that we couldn’t enjoy those simple, everyday moments together. But my husband never gave up, and now we’re back in step.

Mum was always stressed about going on holiday because we needed to be near the hospital. Now things are better she says we can go to a different country… I can’t wait to go exploring for fish.

I love walking, but I’ve always worried something might happen. After changing my treatment I can roam a bit further than before.

I really missed all the buzz of the office when I was stuck at home… since getting my medication right, I’m back in the thick of it again.

WHAT OTHER TYPES OF ASTHMA ARE THERE?

There is a type known as ‘severe asthma’. As it sounds, people living with severe asthma experience a frequent and severe worsening of symptoms, even if they’re being treated with high-dose controller medication.

A doctor or specialist will be able to tell you if your asthma is severe, and help you reduce symptoms and their impact on your life if this is the case.

DEFINE YOUR ASTHMA RIGHTS

Find out what you should expect for the management of severe asthma.

We can help you learn more about severe asthma, your right to treatment and how to find your local patient organisation.

JOIN THE CONVERSATION

Head over to the Define Your Asthma page on Facebook and join the conversation on managing your condition.

Define Your Asthma is led and coordinated by Global Allergy and Airways Patient Platform (GAAPP) in partnership with their member organisations. The campaign is supported by GSK, via independent communication agency support and an educational grant.

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