Castle Hill Medical Centre is holding a free Community Health Education Forum on asthma February 26, at 7pm to 8pm.
This is a free forum to learn about asthma, its triggers and how to control it.
There will be a question time with a GP.
- Asthma is more prevalent (common) in Australia than most other countries
- One child in 9 or 10 children will have asthmaOne asthma
- February is always a bad month for children with asthma -- this is when many children will have their first attack of asthmatheir asthma
- Dawn Fraser, Libby Trickett, Grant Hackett and David Beckham have asthma
While the cause of asthma is unknown, we do know what triggers an attack of asthma.
- For most children, an upper respiratory tract infection (runny nose and cough) is the trigger
- Exercise can trigger an attack
- Changes in air temperature can be a trigger
- Allergies to dust, pollens, animals, foods and some medicines and irritants to the lung like cigarette smoke, bushfires, perfumes and dust can also set off an attack of asthma.
Details: 269-271 Old Northern Road, Castle Hill, 9634 5000.
For more about asthma, go to www.nationalasthma.org.au/understanding-asthma