Millions of people in Europe suffer from uncontrolled serious asthma symptoms, and every year thousands of people die from the disease.
|Severe symptoms such as chest tightness and breathlessness affect around six million people in Europe, impacting on life both at work and at home.|
Exclusion from work, physical activity, traffic congested areas, and even public space where the right to smoke is tolerated, can affect personal well-being and undermine the ability of people with asthma to take control of the condition.
|A severe attack is a terrifying experience, which can lead to emergency hospitalisation and even death for 12,000 Europeans a year. |
In the majority of cases, severe asthma symptoms should be manageable but, for around 1.2 million people in Europe, current treatment approaches are not sufficient enough.