Working hard to keep asthma attacks at bay

Retiree Daniel Leong, 68, with his purple inhaler and peak flow meter to measure his ability to push air out of the lungs. He was diagnosed with adult-onset asthma 14 years ago and has been taking medication to control it.
Retiree Daniel Leong, 68, with his purple inhaler and peak flow meter to measure his ability to push air out of the lungs. He was diagnosed with adult-onset asthma 14 years ago and has been taking medication to control it.ST PHOTO: ALVIN HO

Using preventers daily, taking allergy tests and flu vaccinations can help control condition

When he woke up at 3am, desperately gasping for air, he knew he had to get to a doctor straightaway.

"I was like a goldfish, opening and closing my mouth," said retiree Daniel Leong, 68, recounting his most severe asthma attack eight years ago.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 08, 2018, with the headline 'Working hard to keep asthma attacks at bay'. Print Edition | Subscribe