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.

Adult-onset asthma linked to heart and stroke risk

A study found that people with late-onset asthma were 57 percent more likely than those with early-onset asthma and those without asthma to suffer heart attack, stroke, heart failure, angina and heart-related death.

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 and pregnancy

Many women worry that taking asthma drugs will have a negative effect on their developing child and some even stop taking their medication regularly.

Don't let asthma control you

Asthma is on the increase, especially among young children. The good news is that asthma can be effectively treated.

Asthma danger zones

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

Asthmatics can lead normal lives

About 10% of people suffer from asthma – and prevalence rates are increasing by the day. Read this message by Dr Robin Green if you or a loved one are affected by asthma.

Asthma: breathe easy

More people have asthma and more are dying from it than ever before. But even serious asthmatics can lead a normal life with the right treatment.

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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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