Asthma on the rise

Epworth Eastern Respiratory and Sleep Physician Dr Nicholas Wilsmore chats here with Ed Phillips in his Talking Lifestyle segment
about the 2.9 million Australians who are asthma sufferers. Unfortunately the figure is rising and you can be diagnosed with asthma at any age.

If respiratory issues occur, it is wise to seek expert clinical advice from your GP about a correct diagnosis and then to follow the preventative medication plan carefully.

Dr Nick, who is internationally trained in Interventional Pulmonology, says there is a difference between breathing difficulties at night and sleep apnoea.

Listen to the interview on HealthShare website​ for more information about Asthma and how to manage it.

Photo: Dr Nick prepares for an interventional pulmonary procedure at Epworth Eastern in Box Hill