Common asthma myths and misconceptions
This article by Darush Attar Zadeh features a succinct narrative on the myths and facts around asthma management.
This document, alongside the excellent short form animations below, supports the fantastic range of tools that have been produced as part of the Asthma Right Care movement to support you to challenge perceptions and work with patients to optimise asthma control.
In these tools we discuss and challenge common myths associated with asthma management and how to address them.
"It’s only asthma...” Sound familiar? Many patients wrongly think asthma is not a serious disease.
The truth is with the right treatment patients with asthma can lead a normal life.
The truth is people with asthma need to carry their blue inhaler for emergencies only. Daily preventers will keep symptoms at bay.
The truth is avoiding 'triggers' can reduce symptoms and taking a blue inhaler, can help to provide short-term relief but they don’t address the underlying problem - inflammation.
Commons myths can form real barriers to effective symptom control, countering these myths is a really important part of our role as health care professionals.GP