Imagine gasping for breath and trying not to panic. People living with asthma know how it feels when an attack begins. They have been here before: tightening of the chest, wheezing, coughing, difficulty breathing.Experience tells them it will pass but that does not make it any easier.
Millions of Europeans, especially an increasing number of children, live with asthma and the threat of an asthma attack but it does not have to be this way. Asthma can be controlled for long periods by combining medication with technologies that help to monitor how patients' manage their disease.