As you grow and develop as a young adult new opportunities and challenges come up every day. But what if you also have a life long condition, such as asthma, and are stepping out into the world for the first time on your own?
If you are travelling, staying with friends or moving out make sure you are prepared.
From friends, family, partner, people at school or college there will always be certain people that you may feel awkward or nervous talking to you about your asthma. It’s your choice about who you choose to tell. Feelings of stress or anxiety can be a trigger for your asthma. Study can be stressful especially around exam time. If you find it brings on your asthma speak to your GP/Practice Nurse and the Welfare Officer at your school, college or uni to see what they can do to support you.
Everybody with asthma is different, and everybody deals with asthma differently. For most people, asthma shouldn't stop you enjoying everything in life, including relationships.
Taking your medications as directed will help prevent long-term health problems. Always carry your relevant inhaler.