In 1998 World Asthma Day was established and is held each May, to raise the awareness of Asthma worldwide. Asthma can't be cured, however with the appropriate therapy, it can be managed. To find out more about asthma, have a look at our patient information.
Asthma is a chronic, inflammatory condition of the airways, affecting around 5% of adults and 10% of all children. Shortness of breath, tightness of the chest and coughing with varying frequency and intensity are typical symptoms of asthma. Due to the various characteristics of the condition, different methods of treatment are available. It is also important to choose the right method of therapy which is tailored to the patients’ requirements. An inhaler is the most common form of therapy for treating asthma. However, medication in the form of tablets and steroids are available, too. Compressor nebulising devices from Drive DeVilbiss aerosol therapy devices, allow the nebulization of inhalation solutions, such as bronchodilators, as well as liquid medication. When nebulising, micro fine aerosol particles are directly delivered and deposited into the airways.
The right medication and form of therapy should always be prescribed by a Physician or General Practitioner.