2.0

million sufferers

90%

uncontrolled cases

50%

children are wheezing
by the age of 6

Asthma is an incurable lung disease that could affect anyone as young as 6 years old.

Reliever* Reliance Test

This is a self-test designed to help you and your doctor, nurse or pharmacist to understand what you think about your reliever* inhaler for asthma and whether you might be relying on it too much. This is not medical advice.
DO NOT stop or change your medication without consulting your treating physician.
*Reliever inhaler mentioned refers to Short-Acting Beta2-Agonists (SABA).

Using my reliever* inhaler to treat symptoms is the best way to keep control of my asthma.

I don't worry about asthma when I have my reliever* inhaler around.

My reliever* inhaler is the only asthma treatment I need.

The benefits of using my reliever* inhaler easily outweigh any harm.

I rely on my reliever* inhaler more than my Steroid Preventer Inhaler

YOUR RESULT


YOUR SCORE

0

*Reliever inhaler mentioned refers to Short-Acting Beta2-Agonists(SABA)

WHAT TO DO DURING ASTHMA EMERGENCY?

If you, a friend, or family member experience(s) an asthma attack, follow these emergency advices.


Step 1

Take 2 puffs of reliever inhaler, 1 puff at a time


Step 2

Sit up and stay calm.


Step 3

Take slow deep breaths.


Step 4

Take 1 puff of reliever inhaler every minute if there is no improvement.


Step 5

Call 999 if symptoms do not improve after 10 minutes or you are worried.


Step 6

Repeat step 4 if an ambulance does not arrive within 10 minutes.

Please discuss with your treating physician on your asthma action plan

LIVING WITH ASTHMA

You are not alone. Asthma is a serious condition affecting people from all walks of life.
Here is where we share real-life stories penned by people living with asthma.

A MESSAGE FROM
THE DIRECTOR GENERAL OF HEALTH


Asthma is a condition that affects many individuals in Malaysia.

Despite the advances in modern treatment, the prevalence of poorly controlled asthmatics are increasing. Among the cornerstones of good asthma management are disease awareness and control among patients. Thus health promotions are extremely vital.

With this in mind, I welcome the launch of Asthma Malaysia as a platform to educate and empower patients with asthma. The Ministry of Health is always very supportive of such initiatives that engage patients and help them lead a healthier and more fulfilling life.

I wish Asthma Malaysia all the best and look forward to their health awareness campaigns.