What's the first thing you think of when I say the word asthma? I suspect an image has popped into your head of a little blue or brown inhaler. It's an image most of us have been familiar with from a young age. Any reference to asthma by the media is, after all, usually accompanied by obligatory pictures of a school child reaching for their 'puffer'.
Did you know that three people will die today because of asthma attacks? Preventable asthma attacks. We all know someone who has asthma, 1 in 11 people have the condition, but because of this there is a common misconception that as an illness it is sorted; 'you just take a puff on your inhaler and you'll be fine'. But many people are not fine.