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Philips launches a new consumer website

67%1 of uncontrolled asthma patients think their asthma is “under control”, but studies prove otherwise.1 In fact, nearly 1 in 3 adults miss at least 1 day of work2 and nearly 1 in 2 children miss at least 1 day of school2 each year.
67% of uncontrolled asthma patients think their asthma is “under control”
Awareness and information can play a key role in helping mitigate the impact asthma has on quality of life. Philips has launched a new website featuring information to help diagnosed asthma patients effectively manage and control their condition with Philips innovative products and solutions, as part of an asthma action plan. Based on consumer insights, the site is designed to attract and inform parents of children with asthma.  
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Asthma awareness

Why asthma awareness and education?

Though the asthma cannot be cured, Philips provides solutions to help patients effectively manage their condition and gives them more freedom to enjoy the important things in life. For example, parents may restrict their child from taking part in physical activities such as sports due to the misconception that asthma sufferers shouldn’t exercise.3
Take control

Take control

Understanding if asthma is under control is key to managing the condition. Answering some simple questions can help you assess if your asthma is under control.
Get the facts

Get the facts

Teofilo Lee-Chiong, MD, Chief Medical Liaison, Philips Home Healthcare Solutions debunks common asthma myths – separating the fact from the fiction.4

 

Myth: My child will never lead a normal life because of his/her asthma.

 

Fact: Even though there is no cure for asthma, it can be controlled. Any child who has asthma should be able to live an active and normal life.

Be informed

Be informed

The site also features answers to many of the frequently asked questions surrounding asthma, such as ‘How can I objectively monitor my child’s asthma?’

1https://us.gsk.com/media/620439/the-state-of-uncontrolled-asthma-in-america-infographic.pdf. Accessed October 2017.

 

2CDC National Asthma Control Program. Asthma’s Impact on the Nation. Accessed December 2016.

 

3https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4230244/. Accessed March 2018.

 

4Information contained in this website is for informational purposes only and should not replace advice from a physician