Experts are warning asthma sufferers to pay more attention to their symptoms, with new figures showing an alarming number of Aussie adults are not managing their asthma correctly.
The national asthma survey revealed a surprising shortfall in awareness of symptoms and a concerning laid-back attitude towards the disease.
The survey found that while 88 per cent of respondents described the severity of their asthma as average or lower, six out of ten felt their asthma got out of control at least once every six months.
The head of the National Asthma Council of Australia, Associate Professor Noela Whitby, says the results are concerning.
There is an alarming difference between adults perception of their asthma management and the reality. It appears they arent fully aware of their symptoms and dont register that they shouldnt be just part of having asthma, Professor Whitby said.
Listen to our full chat with Professor Whitby here:
Podcast: Asthma Warning
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