Updated 30 October 2017

Don't believe these asthma myths

There are many myths about asthma out there - we bust eight so you don't get caught out believing them.

If you suffer from asthma, you actually have two conditions: underlying chronic airway inflammation that is present in nearly all asthmatics and acute events of bronchoconstriction. Both of these conditions need to be treated and managed. See how many myths you believe...

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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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