Asthma Society Launches New Asthma and Allergy Videos Presented by RTE Star Nuala Carey
New Irish Asthma & Allergy Information Videos
RTE Star Nuala Carey Presents New Asthma & Allergy Videos on The Asthma Society of Ireland's Website
The Asthma Society of Ireland has partnered with RTE Star Nuala Carey to present a new online information resource for people with asthma and allergies in Ireland.
The new online videos contain advice and information on all aspects of asthma and allergies. They cover a wide range of topics including the link between asthma and the environment, what happens during an allergy test, what are common asthma triggers in the home, how to keep an asthma friendly home and swimming with asthma. With one asthma related death in Ireland every week1, the majority of people with asthma in Ireland do not have their condition under control. The Asthma Society hopes these new videos will help people with asthma and allergies and their families to understand the condition better and encourage them to seek further advice on asthma and allergy control.
Dr Peter Greally, Paediatrician, who sits on the Asthma Society's Medical Advisory Committee says "Ireland has the fourth highest prevalence of asthma worldwide2. In practice from listening to my patients, I saw a need for the issues and questions covered in the videos to be addressed, particularly in regards to asthma and swimming. The videos contain a wealth of information on many aspects of asthma and allergies. Addressing many common misconceptions, they will greatly benefit people who are unsure of triggers in the environment and in their own homes, and how they can minimise their exposure to these triggers."
The Asthma Society of Ireland Asthma nurse specialist, Frances Guiney who manages the Asthma Helpline commented "The videos answer many questions received by the nurses on the Asthma Helpline, especially regarding allergy testing. Patients can now see on our website through these new videos what happens during an allergy test. We hope the videos will be a valuable resource for patients. Log on to http://www.asthmasociety.ie/asthmavideo/ to see the videos".
Call the Asthma Helpline on 1850 44 54 65 to speak to an asthma nurse.
1 CSO Vital Statistics
2 The Asthma Society of Ireland