Updated 02 November 2017

Could alcohol cause an asthma attack?

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Many people in South Africa needlessly die from asthma as they are never diagnosed. According to the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA), asthma kills almost 300 people per million each year.

Also, the 2014 Global Asthma Report indicates South Africa as having the highest asthma-related death rate in the world.

A potential cure for asthma?

A yellow herbal paste slipped into sardines is believed to cure asthma.

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Asthma is one of the most common respiratory diseases in the world today. Some celebrities, both young and old, have asthma and manage it well.

Take a look at a few sufferers.

You may not realise the damage smoking or even second-hand smoking does to your lungs...

SEE: This is what your lungs look like when you smoke

Wheezing, coughing and breathless? Could it be the Joburg dust, or Cape Town's rainy winters? Whatever the cause, you could have asthma – and it could be serious. 

Do you have asthma?


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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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