Define Your Asthma Rights

AN ESTIMATED 334 MILLION PEOPLE ARE LIVING WITH ASTHMA WORLDWIDE

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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.


WHAT NEXT?

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.

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These guiding principles are from our Charter to Improve Patient Care in Severe Asthma.

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