Impact of asthma and COPD
- It's scary, especially when it is you or your child who is unable to draw breath
- It's stressful, you or your child want to be active but you are concerned about an asthma attack
- It impacts on life, you may miss work, your child may miss school
- It impacts on friendships, having to say no to invitations or work means people may stop asking
- It impacts on family, those with COPD can become less and less active
- It makes others feel helpless, they may not know what to do to help
98% of hospitalisations due to respiratory issues could have been avoided if the individual or their family had known more about their condition. In New Zealand 586,000 days of school are missed each year by children with respiratory conditions and 99% of those we see each year are under 15 years of age. Asthma Waikato has therefore developed a range of educational and support services aimed a raising better awareness to prevent these avoidable and stressful incidents. However, we need your support in providing these much needed services. Your gifts will enable the team here to provide the essential educational and support services needed across our community.
Learn about the respiratory conditions:Read more about both conditions many kiwi's suffer with.
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