Asthma

Living with asthma

Living with asthma has its own challenges but by controlling the symptoms and using an asthma pump effectively, asthmatics can live a normal healthy life.

10 famous people living with asthma

Asthma is one of the most common respiratory diseases in the world today. The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) estimated 300 million people worldwide suffer from asthma, with 250,000 annual deaths attributed to the disease.

Asthma and travel

If you suffer from asthma, there’s no reason why you can’t still enjoy holidays away. The key to a relaxed holiday, however, is to plan well ahead.

Asthma danger zones

Cities with sulphur-heavy gases, few trees and many anthracite or coal stoves such as Soweto and Durban.

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Professor Keertan Dheda has received of several prestigious awards including the 2014 Oppenheimer Award, and has published over 160 peer-reviewed papers and holds 3 patents related to new TB diagnostic or infection control technologies. He serves on the editorial board of the journals PLoS One, the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Medicine, Lancet Respiratory Diseases and Nature Scientific Reports, amongst others.Read his full biography at the University of Cape Town Lung Institute

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