As the seasons start to change, the leaves go golden, mornings become more crisp and asthmatics everywhere collectively sigh.
The change of the seasons means it's more likely their asthma symptoms are going to worsen.
What is Asthma?
Asthma is an allergic reaction that takes place in the lungs.
There are lots of "triggers" to asthma that are individual to the person, they may include things like:
But they just need their pump thing don't they?
"oh, it's just asthma! What are you moaning about?"
Just asthma? JUST ASTHMA!
Did you know Asthma kills 3 people per day in the UK... 3 people every day somewhere in the UK will lose their lives to "just asthma".
I'm going to pause here and let that sink in.
Still think it's "just" asthma...
No more Just Asthma
Asthma is a Breathing Problem. Oxygen = Life
I'm not sure why some people have decided that a breathing problem isn't cause for serious concern.
If you're going to learn only one thing from this blog post I'd like it to be that Asthma is life threatening and should be treated as such.
What to look out for
Signs that someone is having an asthma attack include:
How to help
If you think someone is having an Asthma attack
If you made it all the way to here then you've learned why more people need to be aware that asthma can and will kill.