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    Putting you at the centre of all decisions affecting your health

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    30% of the European population lives with allergies, asthma and COPD

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    Because breathing is taken for granted, we work for better recognition of chronic respiratory diseases

Chronic diseases, including allergy, asthma and COPD can cause serious health problems for those affected, but they are also a challenge and an economic burden for society. They can have a negative impact on employment, education, consumption and quality of life of both the person affected and of his/her family. Educational performance may decrease, both in the case of a pupil/student and/or when a member of the family is affected by a chronic disease. From an economic perspective, chronic diseases account for a considerable part of the healthcare budget.

In these disease sections you will find more information about:

  •          What is asthma, allergy, COPD and other diseases
  •           How do these diseases affect your body and life
  •           Who gets these diseases
  •           What is the impact of these diseases in Europe
  •           And who can help you