How to address non-adherence in difficult-to-control asthma

Case study highlights the problem and how to combat it

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Case study introduction

Environmental triggers can contribute to asthma being difficult to control. Triggers vary from patient to patient and can include exposure to respiratory viruses, tobacco smoke, allergens (dust mites, cats, mould, cockroaches) or food allergies.

Despite being prescribed maintenance medications, a lot of patients stop using their medication or take it less frequently than prescribed when they are feeling well. Potentially then a trigger can cause an asthma attack and compromise lung function and there is often a need to attend GPs or emergency hospital rooms urgently.