Worldwide, 150 million people suffer from Asthma. This straight-talking, fact-based information title about Asthma explains what happens to the airways when you have an asthma attack. It looks at the allergies and other triggers that cause asthma in a susceptible person. It also studies why asthma is more common in developed countries and why the number of asthma sufferers is increasing. It goes on to describe treatments and self-help. Throughout, case studies are used to show how this illness affects real people.
Sarah Lennard-Brown has spent many years working as a nurse, counsellor and health educator. She currently works as a writer and magazine editor.