Friday, 13 December 2013

Have you heard of The National Asthma Council Australia?

The National Asthma Council Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that was launched in 1990 to improve health outcomes and quality of life for people with asthma.

As the national authority on asthma, their ongoing priorities are to:
  • Provide the latest information on asthma to health professionals to help improve their quality of care
  • Gather, analyse and share information on asthma
  • Work with all members of the asthma community, including people with asthma and their carers, health professionals, patient support organizations, the health industry, and government agencies
  • Continue to set the standard for best-practice asthma management
This information brochure outlines the importance of considering the possibility of adult-onset asthma in people aged 65 years and over with dyspnoea, wheeze or cough, even if they have no previous diagnosis of asthma.
The National Asthma Council Australia covers the following areas in their brochure:
· What is asthma
If you have any further questions or would like to request a copy of the 'Asthma and Older Adults' brochure contact The National Asthma Council Australia on 9929 4333 or1800 032 495
The Aged Case Work Team recommends that if you notice any changes in your breathing patterns or general  health that you discuss it with your GP.

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