Asthma Canada provides our clients with asthma and/or allergies, their family members and health care professionals with relevant, up-to-date information about asthma, as well as enhanced education and support surrounding allergy management.
Allergy is a chronic disease that is highly prevalent but is often underestimated, under-diagnosed, and under-treated, thereby impacting one’s quality of life at work, school, and play. This new program offers allergy health education and support to clients with allergies and/or asthma.
Did you know?
- Respiratory allergies such as allergic rhinitis affect 1 in 5 Canadians
- 80% of people with asthma also suffer from allergic rhinitis or sinusitis
- Allergies can affect your quality of life at work, school, and play
- Allergic rhinitis and sinusitis are associated with more severe or frequent asthma symptoms
- 75% of asthma patients also have seasonal allergies.
- The two conditions frequently overlap, as several of the same allergens are known to trigger asthma and seasonal allergy exacerbations.
- Seasonal allergies tend to make asthma worse and may be a risk factor for the development of asthma.
- Allergies play a key role in asthma, asthma control, and management
- Effective treatment of seasonal allergies can reduce asthma symptoms and may even help prevent the development of asthma.