Asthmatics and Caregivers

It isn't easy to manage your asthma, but there are resources available. Most importantly you should know that it is possible to control your asthma, reduce hospital visits and improve your quality of life if you have the information and training you need to effectively manage your asthma.

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Why do I need an asthma management education?

Asthma in America is one of the largest national surveys ever conducted about asthma. The survey was conducted by the national public-opinion research organization, Schulman, Ronca and Bucuvalas, Inc. (SRBI). Serving as advisors to the project were Nancy Sander, President of Allergy and Asthma Network/Mothers of Asthmatics, and Dr. Scott Weiss, an asthma expert and lead epidemiologist with Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health. The survey was funded by Glaxo Wellcome Inc., a research-based pharmaceutical company.
The findings reveal that asthma is being poorly managed in America. Additional interviews conducted with people in Texas reveal that the same holds true for the roughly 985,000 asthma patients in the state.

 
National Goals of Asthma Therapy Texas Survey Findings
No Sleep Disruption 38% of asthma patients awakened by breathing problems at least once a week
No Missed School or Work 38% of asthma patients have missed school or work because of asthma in the last year
No (or minimal) need for ER visits/hospitalizations 38% of children with asthma went to emergency room for asthma attacks in the last year
44% of all people with asthma were hospitalized, treated in emergency rooms or required other urgent care for their asthma in the past year
Maintain Normal Activity Levels 50% patients limited in sports and recreation
37% limited in normal physical exertion
23% limited in their social activities
Have Normal or Near-Normal Lung Function Only 39% of patients report having had a lung function test in the past year
Only 24% have peak-flow meter to monitor their airflow; 7% report using it at least once a week

How do I get better asthma management and education

Talk to your health care providers and your health insurance or managed care provider! Please feel free to direct you providers to our website or have them Contact Us.

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