National Asthma Week 2023
1 – 7 September is National Asthma Week. Sensitive Choice connects you with health professionals from the National Asthma Council Australia to answer your most asked questions about asthma.
Last updated 1 September 2023
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For the 2.7 million (11%) Australians with asthma, National Asthma Week is the perfect time to raise awareness about good asthma management.
Asthma is one of the most prevalent chronic diseases in Australia. It accounted for 2.5% of total disease burden in 2022 and 351 deaths in 2021.
It is also the leading cause of total burden in children aged 1–14 years and disproportionately affects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, with almost one in five reported to have asthma in 2018–19.
With such prevalence in our community, it’s essential that people with asthma and their families stay informed about how they can manage their asthma.
This National Asthma Week, Sensitive Choice is addressing a different topic related to asthma in our daily video series.
Over the course of this year, we collected the most commonly asked questions that we’ve received about asthma and allergies. We’ve teamed up with the experts in asthma, health professionals from the National Asthma Council Australia to answer your questions in our daily video series.
Tune in this week as we answer questions like:
- ‘What should I do if I think I have asthma?’
- ‘What is the difference between an asthma reliever and an asthma preventer?’
- ‘How do my allergies impact my asthma?’
- ‘Who needs a Written Asthma Action Plan?’
- ‘How do I know if I’m overusing my asthma reliever medications?’
To better understand and unpack these questions, you’ll hear from:
- Narelle Williamson, Registered Nurse, Asthma & Respiratory Educator and Senior Clinical Consultant.
- Debbie Rigby, Clinical Executive Lead at the National Asthma Council Australia.
- Clinical Professor Sheryl Van Nunen, Clinical Immunologist and Allergist.
- Adele Taylor, Sensitive Choice Program Manager
- And more!
If you have any questions that you’d like to have answered this National Asthma Week, feel free to email [email protected].
As a program of the National Asthma Council Australia, Sensitive Choice is committed to helping people live well with asthma and allergies.