The Asthma Society of Ireland and Boots Ireland will join forces for World Asthma Day this year to help parents and children ‘breathe easy’, with asthma management consultations to be held in Boots in the Marshes Shopping Centre during the month of May.
World Asthma Day is taking place on Tuesday, 6 May and is a global initiative to raise awareness of the respiratory condition and increase education of the most effective ways to control and treat asthma.
To mark the global awareness day, Boots will be providing free ‘Let’s Breathe Easy’ asthma consultations and support packs throughout the whole month of May.
Asthma sufferers are encouraged to visit the clinics to get practical advice on inhaler techniques and medication, devising an asthma management plan and general information on how to better control the condition. There will also be specialist advice available to empower parents of children with asthma.
In Ireland, asthma affects 1 in 10 people and 1 in 5 children. Approximately one person a week dies from asthma and 90% of these deaths are preventable.
Asthma is an inflammatory disease of varying severity that affects the airways and people with asthma have airways that are extra sensitive to substances which irritate them. Visit www.asthma.ie or www.boots.ie for further details.