Asthma Health Day tour to visit Ark­low

NA­TION­WIDE INI­TIA­TIVE FOR SUF­FER­ERS

Bray People - - NEWS -

ARK­LOW WILL soon host an im­por­tant and free health pro­mo­tion event as part of na­tion­wide ini­tia­tive to take place this year.

The Asthma So­ci­ety of Ire­land has or­gan­ised the ‘Asthma Health Day’ which will be open to the pub­lic at The Ark­low Bay Ho­tel on March 5 which will give asthma suf­fer­ers in each re­gion the op­por­tu­nity to speak di­rectly with an asthma nurse on all as­pects of their asthma man­age­ment and symp­toms.

The Asthma Health Day tour is a con­tin­uum of the suc­cess­ful re­gional asthma health ad­vice and in­for­ma­tion days held by the Asthma So­ci­ety in 2010.

As part of the tour asthma nurses will be on hand at each to speak one to one with pa­tients con­fi­den­tially about asthma man­age­ment, al­ler­gies and in­haler tech­nique, as well as peak flow mon­i­tor­ing and spirom­e­try/lung func­tion test­ing. There will also be talks from guest speak­ers on asthma man­age­ment and child­hood asthma. There is no ad­mis­sion fee and all ser­vices and in­for­ma­tion are pro­vided com­pletely free of charge.

Dr Jean Holo­han, CEO, of the Asthma So­ci­ety said ‘Ire­land has the 4th high­est preva­lence of asthma world­wide, 470,000 peo­ple in Ire­land suf­fer with the con­di­tion. Nearly 60% of asthma suf­fer­ers in Ire­land do not have their asthma un­der con­trol. As part of a strate­gic plan to tackle this prob­lem, which in­cludes our Asthma Helpline and the Asthma Demon­stra­tion Pro­ject, we are com­menc­ing an Asthma Health Day re­gional tour to pro­vide the pub­lic with the most up to date in­for­ma­tion on asthma and asthma care.’

For in­for­ma­tion on Asthma Health Day venues visit www.asth­maso­ci­ety. ie or call 1850 445465.

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