Strategies for asthma management: what are the options?
Dr Runa Ali BSc PhD FRCP Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine and Allergy London Chest Hospital Barts and the London NHS Trust
Figures indicate that 1,400 people die from asthma each year in Britain, with 34% of these under the age of 65. This is because one in four of our asthma patients are undertreated. This article reviews the recent changes in guidelines for asthma and provides an understanding of the mechanisms of the condition.