(Washington, DC, Monday, May 22, 2017) â€“ Asthma is a chronic, or long-term, disease that inflames and narrows the airways of your lungs. Asthma causes a variety of symptoms that can worsen at any time, making breathing difficult. Asthma is a disease that cannot be cured, but it can be managed. Asthma in Real Life is about doing activities you love to do, and managing the disease so it does not get in the way of you continuing to enjoy your real-life moments.
Dr. David Slade, a leading expert on asthma therapy explains more.
THERE ARE TWENTY-SIX MILLION PEOPLE WITH ASTHMA IN THE U.S. AND JUST THE SIMPLE ACT OF BREATHING CAN BE A STRUGGLE. ONE OF THOSE IS A BARRIER TO ALL THAT LIFE HAS TO OFFER. DURING SPRING AND SUMMER PEOPLE REALLY LOOK FORWARD TO ENJOYING THE OUTDOORS, WHETHER ITâ€™S A WALK OUTSIDE, A PICNIC IN THE PARK OR SOME AFTERNOON GARDENING. BUT WITH BETTER ASTHMA CONTROL, PEOPLE MAY BE ABLE TO ENJOY THEIR REGULAR ACTIVITIES. THEY CAN RECOGNIZE AND MANAGE THEIR SYMPTOMS AND JUST GET BACK TO DOING WHAT THEY WANT TO DO.
MANY PEOPLE WITH ASTHMA CAN TAKE BACK THEIR FAVORITE SPRING AND SUMMER ACTIVITIES AND THE KEY IS REALLY PROACTIVELY MANAGING THEIR SYMPTOMS THROUGH GOAL SETTING AND DISEASE MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES. MAY IS ASTHMA AWARENESS MONTH, AND ITâ€™S A GREAT TIME TO BE REMINDED OF THE IMPORTANCE OF ASTHMA CONTROL AND JUST THAT ASTHMA DOESNâ€™T HAVE TO INTERFERE WITH REAL LIFE.
For more information, visit asthma.com.