Call for an instant quote
0345 90 80 161
Open Mon to Fri 09:00 - 17:30 | Sat 09:00 - 16:00 (GMT)
10 February 2012 08:26
Asthma UK is to launch a new website which will help sufferers determine how at risk they are from a serious attack that requires hospital admission
Asthma sufferers will soon be able to calculate how at-risk they are from a serious attack thanks to a new online test.
Set up by charity Asthma UK, the new website will allow sufferers to gauge their danger zone, and access advice on how to control the symptoms.
By answering a set of simple questions about factors linked to increasing the risk of serious asthma attacks that demand hospital admission, sufferers will fall into one of three categories, colour-coded like traffic lights.
The green category means the person is at no increased risk of a severe attack, while the red category means the person runs a highly increased risk.
The website could help sufferers decide how far is safe to travel for their next holiday, and form an action plan for controlling their symptoms. The test could also help them work out which level of
medical travel insurance they need to take out, depending on how at-risk they are from a serious attack.
Asthma UK maintains that around 75% of asthma-related emergency hospital admissions could be prevented. The website advises people what they can do to minimise the risk and stay healthy.
Dr Samantha Walker, director of research and policy at the charity, said: "The test is designed to make people sit up, take notice and make changes to the way they manage their asthma if they are shown to be at an increased risk of an asthma attack."
The website also includes information on what to do if someone has an attack.
29 September 2016
Tour operator Thomas Cook says its earnings are still being impacted by recent terror attacks.
28 September 2016
The English tourism industry is predicted to grow faster than the overall economy every year for the next decade, according to new research.
27 September 2016
Monarch Airlines says its flights are operating as normal amid fears the firm is in financial trouble.
24 September 2016
Slim people who look physically healthy may still be at increased chance of being diagnosed with bowel cancer if they have raised insulin levels, according new research.
23 September 2016
Theresa May is being urged to give the go-ahead for flights to resume between the UK and Sharm el-Sheikh by the head of the cross-party parliamentary group on Egypt.
22 September 2016
Budget airline Jet2.com is to open its first base in the south of England at Stansted.
21 September 2016
Smoking rates have dropped to the lowest level on record in England, new figures show, suggesting messages about the health effects of cigarettes are hitting home.
20 September 2016
Concerns have been raised over flight disruptions caused by heavy drinking among passengers.
17 September 2016
British Airways' decision to launch direct flights from London to Tehran earlier this month positions Iran as one of the hottest destinations to visit in 2017, according to experts.
16 September 2016
More than 100 flights have been cancelled as French air traffic controllers go on strike again.
15 September 2016
Two thirds of MPs would support an expansion at Heathrow.
14 September 2016
TripAdvisor is launching a new homepage, making the booking of holiday activities and tours even easier.