Asthma Canada

Asthma Canada Asthma Canada's mission is to help Canadians with asthma lead healthy lives through education, advocacy and research. Asthma Canada is the only national registered charity solely devoted to enhancing the quality of life for the more than 3.8 million Canadians affected by asthma.

We work to prevent asthma from claiming lives and support the asthma community through education, support services, research and advocacy. Our vision is a future without asthma.

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Asthma is a chronic (life-long disease) that can be a serious and life-threatening when left untreated. Prescribed medic...
05/05/2021

Asthma is a chronic (life-long disease) that can be a serious and life-threatening when left untreated. Prescribed medications are the cornerstone of asthma management. The safety or efficacy of alternative therapy has not been established. Discuss all your concerns with a healthcare professional.
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#WorldAsthmaDay #WorldAsthmaDay2021 #WAD2021 #AsthmaMisconceptions

Asthma is a chronic (life-long disease) that can be a serious and life-threatening when left untreated. Prescribed medications are the cornerstone of asthma management. The safety or efficacy of alternative therapy has not been established. Discuss all your concerns with a healthcare professional.
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#WorldAsthmaDay #WorldAsthmaDay2021 #WAD2021 #AsthmaMisconceptions

Having asthma means you have airway inflammation that needs to be treated daily with your controller medication. The ben...
05/05/2021

Having asthma means you have airway inflammation that needs to be treated daily with your controller medication. The benefits of use far outweigh any risk. Your reliever should be taken at the first sign of symptoms.

You need to understand that your medications are doing their job, which is why you are feeling better. If you stop taking them, the airway inflammation may return.

Asthma is a chronic (life-long disease) that can be a serious and life-threatening when left untreated. Asthma does not go away just because you are not having symptoms; you need to control your asthma everyday.
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#WorldAsthmaDay #WorldAsthmaDay2021 #WAD2021 #AsthmaMisconceptions

Having asthma means you have airway inflammation that needs to be treated daily with your controller medication. The benefits of use far outweigh any risk. Your reliever should be taken at the first sign of symptoms.

You need to understand that your medications are doing their job, which is why you are feeling better. If you stop taking them, the airway inflammation may return.

Asthma is a chronic (life-long disease) that can be a serious and life-threatening when left untreated. Asthma does not go away just because you are not having symptoms; you need to control your asthma everyday.
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#WorldAsthmaDay #WorldAsthmaDay2021 #WAD2021 #AsthmaMisconceptions

05/05/2021

Poorly managed #asthma can lead to more symptoms at night, making it difficult to sleep. Related triggers—dust mites, cold & dry air, pet fur—may be irritating symptoms further. Find out more at: rateyourreliance.ca
#breakoverreliance #WorldAsthmaDay #WAD2021 #WorldAsthmaDay2021

Click here to participate: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/M2HCMTWWe've launched our third annual asthma survey and we wa...
05/05/2021

Click here to participate: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/M2HCMTW
We've launched our third annual asthma survey and we want to hear from YOU! If you're a Canadian living with asthma or you care for someone with asthma, please consider participating. Our survey takes about 15 minutes to complete.

Our annual survey gives us an invaluable opportunity to gain insight into the unique challenges our community members face. Community participation helps us identify pressing issues and areas for improvement in asthma care. This feedback directly informs our strategy to ensure that every Canadian with asthma gets the care and support they need to live healthy and symptom-free lives.

#WorldAsthmaDay #asthma #asthmacommunity

Click here to participate: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/M2HCMTW
We've launched our third annual asthma survey and we want to hear from YOU! If you're a Canadian living with asthma or you care for someone with asthma, please consider participating. Our survey takes about 15 minutes to complete.

Our annual survey gives us an invaluable opportunity to gain insight into the unique challenges our community members face. Community participation helps us identify pressing issues and areas for improvement in asthma care. This feedback directly informs our strategy to ensure that every Canadian with asthma gets the care and support they need to live healthy and symptom-free lives.

#WorldAsthmaDay #asthma #asthmacommunity

Asthma is not imagined or faked.  Asthma occurs because of  airway inflammation and bronchoconstriction in the airways. ...
05/05/2021

Asthma is not imagined or faked. Asthma occurs because of airway inflammation and bronchoconstriction in the airways. Stress, crying, yelling and laughing can all trigger asthma symptoms if asthma is poorly controlled, possibly leading to an asthma attack. It is not to be dismissed or taken lightly.
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#WorldAsthmaDay #WorldAsthmaDay2021 #WAD2021 #AsthmaMisconceptions

Asthma is not imagined or faked. Asthma occurs because of airway inflammation and bronchoconstriction in the airways. Stress, crying, yelling and laughing can all trigger asthma symptoms if asthma is poorly controlled, possibly leading to an asthma attack. It is not to be dismissed or taken lightly.
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#WorldAsthmaDay #WorldAsthmaDay2021 #WAD2021 #AsthmaMisconceptions

Sorry to burst your bubble, but a pet allergy means you are allergic to a protein found in their saliva, dander, fur or ...
05/04/2021

Sorry to burst your bubble, but a pet allergy means you are allergic to a protein found in their saliva, dander, fur or hair so reducing exposure is extremely difficult. Continued exposure will not make you less allergic to your pet. If you have a pet you can't remove from the home, you need to limit exposure and ensure the pet does not stay in the bedroom.
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#WorldAsthmaDay #WorldAsthmaDay2021 #WAD2021 #AsthmaMisconceptions

Sorry to burst your bubble, but a pet allergy means you are allergic to a protein found in their saliva, dander, fur or hair so reducing exposure is extremely difficult. Continued exposure will not make you less allergic to your pet. If you have a pet you can't remove from the home, you need to limit exposure and ensure the pet does not stay in the bedroom.
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#WorldAsthmaDay #WorldAsthmaDay2021 #WAD2021 #AsthmaMisconceptions

Studies have shown the use of inhaled steroids in children do not alter normal growth. Untreated asthma can result in pe...
05/04/2021

Studies have shown the use of inhaled steroids in children do not alter normal growth. Untreated asthma can result in permanent lung damage, which may have an effect on normal growth patterns. Work with your healthcare provider to find the right medications for your child’s asthma!
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Studies have shown the use of inhaled steroids in children do not alter normal growth. Untreated asthma can result in permanent lung damage, which may have an effect on normal growth patterns. Work with your healthcare provider to find the right medications for your child’s asthma!
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Despite advances in understanding the disease, and the availability of more efficacious medications, asthma is still a m...
05/04/2021

Despite advances in understanding the disease, and the availability of more efficacious medications, asthma is still a major cause of morbidity.

Sadly, in Canada, approximately 250 people die each year from asthma.

FACT: Asthma deaths can be prevented with proper asthma education.
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#WorldAsthmaDay #WorldAsthmaDay2021 #WAD2021 #AsthmaMisconceptions

Despite advances in understanding the disease, and the availability of more efficacious medications, asthma is still a major cause of morbidity.

Sadly, in Canada, approximately 250 people die each year from asthma.

FACT: Asthma deaths can be prevented with proper asthma education.
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#WorldAsthmaDay #WorldAsthmaDay2021 #WAD2021 #AsthmaMisconceptions

🌎 This #WorldAsthmaDay, we’d like to encourage the Canadian asthma community to join us in raising awareness so that tho...
05/04/2021

🌎 This #WorldAsthmaDay, we’d like to encourage the Canadian asthma community to join us in raising awareness so that those living with asthma can lead healthy, active symptom-free lives.

SHARE THIS to help us spread the word and support the millions of people affected by asthma across the globe.

Let’s stand tall and strong together! 💙
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#Asthma #AsthmaCanada #AsthmaAwareness #AsthmaAdvocacy #AsthmaCommunity #AsthmaSupport #AsthmaEducation #BreatheEasy #HealthyLiving #HealthAndWellness #Healthcare

🌎 This #WorldAsthmaDay, we’d like to encourage the Canadian asthma community to join us in raising awareness so that those living with asthma can lead healthy, active symptom-free lives.

SHARE THIS to help us spread the word and support the millions of people affected by asthma across the globe.

Let’s stand tall and strong together! 💙
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#Asthma #AsthmaCanada #AsthmaAwareness #AsthmaAdvocacy #AsthmaCommunity #AsthmaSupport #AsthmaEducation #BreatheEasy #HealthyLiving #HealthAndWellness #Healthcare

When asthma is well controlled, people with asthma are able to exercise and even perform top sport. Just ask David Beckh...
05/03/2021

When asthma is well controlled, people with asthma are able to exercise and even perform top sport. Just ask David Beckham!
Don't let asthma stop you from enjoying physical activity.
#WorldAsthmaDay #WorldAsthmaDay2021 #WAD2021 #AsthmaMisconceptions

When asthma is well controlled, people with asthma are able to exercise and even perform top sport. Just ask David Beckham!
Don't let asthma stop you from enjoying physical activity.
#WorldAsthmaDay #WorldAsthmaDay2021 #WAD2021 #AsthmaMisconceptions

No, you can't catch it! Asthma is not infectious. However, viral respiratory infections (such as common cold and the flu...
05/02/2021

No, you can't catch it! Asthma is not infectious. However, viral respiratory infections (such as common cold and the flu) can cause asthma attacks.
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While asthma may not be infectious, in the current climate, as we are experiencing the third wave of the covid-19 pandemic, it's very important to adhere to public health recommendations in your region.
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No, you can't catch it! Asthma is not infectious. However, viral respiratory infections (such as common cold and the flu) can cause asthma attacks.
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While asthma may not be infectious, in the current climate, as we are experiencing the third wave of the covid-19 pandemic, it's very important to adhere to public health recommendations in your region.
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#WorldAsthmaDay #WorldAsthmaDay2021 #WAD2021 #AsthmaMisconceptions

World Asthma Day is coming up and Asthma Canada, along with organizations around the globe would like to take this oppor...
05/01/2021

World Asthma Day is coming up and Asthma Canada, along with organizations around the globe would like to take this opportunity to address some common asthma misconceptions.

Many seem to think that asthma is a disease of childhood and that people grow out of it as they age. Not so.

The Truth is:

Asthma can occur at any age (in children, adolescents, adults and elderly)!

Like and share widely! Let's clear things up once and for all!
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#WorldAsthmaDay #WorldAsthmaDay2021 #WAD2021 #asthmamisconceptions #uncoveringasthmamisconceptions

World Asthma Day is coming up and Asthma Canada, along with organizations around the globe would like to take this opportunity to address some common asthma misconceptions.

Many seem to think that asthma is a disease of childhood and that people grow out of it as they age. Not so.

The Truth is:

Asthma can occur at any age (in children, adolescents, adults and elderly)!

Like and share widely! Let's clear things up once and for all!
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#WorldAsthmaDay #WorldAsthmaDay2021 #WAD2021 #asthmamisconceptions #uncoveringasthmamisconceptions

Common springtime allergens like plant pollen can trigger respiratory symptoms by increasing the inflammation in your ai...
04/30/2021

Common springtime allergens like plant pollen can trigger respiratory symptoms by increasing the inflammation in your airways, causing your asthma and allergies to flare up.

In order to keep these symptoms at bay, it’s important to reduce your exposure to seasonal allergens. You can do this by:

🔹Regularly checking the outdoor air quality in your area
🔹Keeping doors and windows shut
🔹Staying indoors on days when pollen counts are high

If you do choose to go outside, ensure that you bring any prescribed controller or reliever medications to help manage your symptoms. Afterwards, consider showering immediately to wash off any allergens that may have collected on your body throughout the day.

We’re here to offer continuous support so that you can breathe easily and lead a healthier life all season long. 🌷💙
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#Asthma #Allergies #AsthmaCanada #AsthmaAwareness #AsthmaCommunity #AsthmaSupport #SeasonalAllergies #SpringAllergies #Springtime #Pollen #BreatheEasy #HealthAndWellness

Common springtime allergens like plant pollen can trigger respiratory symptoms by increasing the inflammation in your airways, causing your asthma and allergies to flare up.

In order to keep these symptoms at bay, it’s important to reduce your exposure to seasonal allergens. You can do this by:

🔹Regularly checking the outdoor air quality in your area
🔹Keeping doors and windows shut
🔹Staying indoors on days when pollen counts are high

If you do choose to go outside, ensure that you bring any prescribed controller or reliever medications to help manage your symptoms. Afterwards, consider showering immediately to wash off any allergens that may have collected on your body throughout the day.

We’re here to offer continuous support so that you can breathe easily and lead a healthier life all season long. 🌷💙
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#Asthma #Allergies #AsthmaCanada #AsthmaAwareness #AsthmaCommunity #AsthmaSupport #SeasonalAllergies #SpringAllergies #Springtime #Pollen #BreatheEasy #HealthAndWellness

04/29/2021

Between pollen counts and pollution, city-dwellers deal with many asthma triggers daily. This spring, it’s more important than ever to break blue reliever inhaler (SABA) over-reliance and stop preventable asthma attacks. Click here to find out more: rateyourreliance.ca

04/28/2021

We understand you may have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, its availability, and how it may affect people with asthma.

Asthma Canada recommends that Canadians with asthma receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Vaccination is a routine part of proper asthma management. If you have any questions or concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine, please contact your health care provider to discuss.

For information on the vaccination rollout plans in each province or territory, please refer to your provincial or territorial website:

- Alberta: http://ow.ly/Idhh50EmPTf

- British Columbia: http://ow.ly/AUze50EmPTd

- Manitoba: http://ow.ly/Ghs650EmPTb

- New Brunswick: http://ow.ly/bUuX50EmPT7 vaccine.html

- Newfoundland and Labrador: http://ow.ly/luFV50EmPT8

- Northwest Territories: http://ow.ly/8MrT50EmPTh

- Nova Scotia: http://ow.ly/JsvX50EmPTg

- Nunavut: http://ow.ly/CQSW50EmPTe

- Ontario: http://ow.ly/h86r50EmPTc

- Prince Edward Island: http://ow.ly/QAno50EmPT5 wellness/getting-covid-19-vaccine

- Quebec: http://ow.ly/YB8y50EmPTa of-the-covid-19-vaccination/

- Saskatchewan: http://ow.ly/Cola50EmPT6 and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health- issues/2019-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine

- Yukon: http://ow.ly/q4lx50EmPT9

World Immunization Week and Vaccination Week in the Americas are happening this week, 24-30 April 2021, along with Natio...
04/27/2021

World Immunization Week and Vaccination Week in the Americas are happening this week, 24-30 April 2021, along with National Immunization Awareness Week! https://immunize.ca/niaw
#NIAW2021 #VaccinesWork

World Immunization Week and Vaccination Week in the Americas are happening this week, 24-30 April 2021, along with National Immunization Awareness Week! https://immunize.ca/niaw
#NIAW2021 #VaccinesWork

04/26/2021

Call 1-866-787-4050 or email [email protected] to connect with a Certified Respiratory Educator. Our Asthma & Allergy HelpLine is a FREE call-back or email service available to all Canadians.
Whether you have asthma and other respiratory allergies or are a caregiver, our team of expert CREs can support you. We are here to listen and help! 💙

http://ow.ly/azbW50EjauP

1. Avoid AllergensCommon allergens include dust mites, pets,  moulds,  cockroaches.  Neutralize allergens by keeping thi...
04/25/2021

1. Avoid Allergens
Common allergens include dust mites, pets, moulds, cockroaches. Neutralize allergens by keeping things clean. Keep your indoor spaces uncluttered, wash your sheets and bedding weekly with hot water, vacuum your floor and mattress often.

2. Control Your Air
Stay smoke and scent-free in your home. Cigarette smoke, wood smoke and scented products like candles, flowers, perfumes, laundry detergents and cleaning supplies can all be asthma triggers.

3. Choose Safe Products
Look for products with the asthma & allergy friendly™ Certification Mark (top left corner of the photo) to find products that have been tested and proven to be suitable for people with asthma and allergies http://ow.ly/5Aqf50Ej87s

1. Avoid Allergens
Common allergens include dust mites, pets, moulds, cockroaches. Neutralize allergens by keeping things clean. Keep your indoor spaces uncluttered, wash your sheets and bedding weekly with hot water, vacuum your floor and mattress often.

2. Control Your Air
Stay smoke and scent-free in your home. Cigarette smoke, wood smoke and scented products like candles, flowers, perfumes, laundry detergents and cleaning supplies can all be asthma triggers.

3. Choose Safe Products
Look for products with the asthma & allergy friendly™ Certification Mark (top left corner of the photo) to find products that have been tested and proven to be suitable for people with asthma and allergies http://ow.ly/5Aqf50Ej87s

Today is the last day to participate in our community check-in survey, available here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VY...
04/23/2021

Today is the last day to participate in our community check-in survey, available here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VYQN5R7
March marks the one-year anniversary of the declaration of the SARS CoV-2 pandemic. The world, and many of our day-to-day lives changed drastically in the twelve months that followed, and hardly any of us have gone untouched.
We want to know how you are doing and how this pandemic may have impacted your asthma care. We have designed a short survey to find out how you have been accessing care, using your asthma action plan, and accessing asthma checkups.
We will be using this information to advocate for any challenges experienced by people with asthma.
The survey takes about 5 minutes to complete. Please feel free to share within your networks!
PARTICIPATION DEADLINE: April 23, 2021

Today is the last day to participate in our community check-in survey, available here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VYQN5R7
March marks the one-year anniversary of the declaration of the SARS CoV-2 pandemic. The world, and many of our day-to-day lives changed drastically in the twelve months that followed, and hardly any of us have gone untouched.
We want to know how you are doing and how this pandemic may have impacted your asthma care. We have designed a short survey to find out how you have been accessing care, using your asthma action plan, and accessing asthma checkups.
We will be using this information to advocate for any challenges experienced by people with asthma.
The survey takes about 5 minutes to complete. Please feel free to share within your networks!
PARTICIPATION DEADLINE: April 23, 2021

Address

124 Merton Street, Suite 401
Toronto, ON
M4S 2Z2

General information

Contact the Asthma & Allergy HelpLine by calling 1-866-787-4050 or emailing [email protected] to speak with a Certified Respiratory Educator for personalized support.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

1-866-787-4050

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We empower patients through evidence-based information and educational programs, support asthma research in Canada, and bring the patient voice to the forefront of healthcare dialogue through advocacy initiatives. Our vision is a future without asthma.

Contact our Asthma & Allergy HelpLine to speak with a Certified Respiratory Educator to get personalized support. (1-866-787-4050 | [email protected])

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