By Jane P
Maybe you are having dinner with a friend and all of a sudden, she looks panic stricken and gasps for breath. Or perhaps your children's friends have come over to your house and your daughter screams that her best friend can't breathe.
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Even if you have asthma, you can learn to keep it under control. Most people with asthma can lead normal lives. However, if you have an asthma attack, this can be terrifying. If not taken care of properly, it can be serious and even fatal.
An asthma attack can be terrifying for both children and adults.
Additionally, emergency room visits for asthma sufferers, both young and old, are very common. Even worse, thousands die every year as a direct or indirect result of an asthma attack. Most of these deaths could be avoided with proper treatment. In the United Kingdom, for example, approximately 1400 people every year die from an asthm