One person a week dies in Ireland as a result of Asthma

One person a week dies in Ireland as a result of Asthma
File image.

One person a week dies in Ireland as a result of asthma.

The Asthma Society of Ireland is marking World Asthma day by making people aware of how to recognise the symptoms of an attack and what to do when it happens.

It says 90% of asthma related deaths are avoidable and preventable.

Chief Executive Sarah O'Connor says it is important to know when someone needs help.

She said: "The symptoms of an asthma attack would include coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, shallow breathing, lips turning blue or some people would have difficult finishing sentences.

"Those are really key things for people to know and understand."

- Digital Desk

More on this topic

‘After working for 29 hours...I drove home and crashed my car’: Doctors leaving Ireland due to hours and 'negativity'‘After working for 29 hours...I drove home and crashed my car’: Doctors leaving Ireland due to hours and 'negativity'

Gardaí investigate after baby dies in hospitalGardaí investigate after baby dies in hospital

Brain function discovery could help future treatments of Alzheimer’sBrain function discovery could help future treatments of Alzheimer’s

Brain function discovery could help future treatments of Alzheimer’sBrain function discovery could help future treatments of Alzheimer’s


More in this Section

Fall in hospital waiting lists 'a drop in the ocean', say consultantsFall in hospital waiting lists 'a drop in the ocean', say consultants

Minister confirms new primary care centre for DublinMinister confirms new primary care centre for Dublin

Homelessness charity calls for extra beds for rough sleepers as weather gets colderHomelessness charity calls for extra beds for rough sleepers as weather gets colder

Six counties under Status Yellow snow and ice warningSix counties under Status Yellow snow and ice warning


Lifestyle

Want to be cultured this Christmas? From TV to podcasts to books, Ed Power has the definite list of everything you missed this year - so you can curl up on the couch and catch upThe definite list of everything you missed this year

Artist Ciara Rodgers teaches older people how to rediscover their creativity and regain confidence, says Rowena WalshBrush with art: Discovering your creative side in later life

Furniture, paintings, jewellery and silver are on offer at James Adam in Dublin, writes Des O’SullivanAll set for home run: See what's on offer at the James Adam sale in Dublin

It’s not too late to hunt out a unique gift. Des O’Sullivan previews sales in the lead-up to the festive seasonA flurry of auctions in Munster sets the scene for Christmas

More From The Irish Examiner