What`s Happening #64 - Lung Disease Support Group Inc.


What`s Happening #64 - Lung Disease Support Group Inc.
What’s Happening
#64 MAY 2015
TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2015.
May 2015
Lung Disease Support Group Inc.
Monday May 11, 2015 (6:00 pm-8:00pm)
Board Meeting
1720 Paris Street Unit 202
Sudbury ON
Saturday May 16, 2015 - Monthly Social
Location: Howard Johnson Plaza,
50 Brady Street, Sudbury, Ontario
Time: 11:30am
Cost: Buffet
Contact: Anne Long
Phone: 705-566-1588 E-mail: [email protected]
Please respond to Anne as quickly as possible as she has to make the reservation
Saturday May 23 2015
LDSG Inc. Display Booth at the Hanmer Shopping Centre – if you are interested in
helping please contact Sandra Desjardins or Karen Zalan
Monday May 25, 2015 General Meeting (10:00am-12:00 noon)
Where: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76
1553 Weller Street, Sudbury ON
Guest Speaker: Linda Burns – Greater Sudbury Police Services
Please reply as quickly as possible to our Volunteers when they call to remind you of the
meeting date and check if you will be staying for lunch.
Lunch & Refreshments Menu for the May Meeting.
Coffee/Tea/Punch/ Muffins/Loaves/Fresh Fruit (Compliments of Complete Healthcare Solutions)
Garden Salad, Potato Salad, Pulled Pork on a Bun, Pickles
Birthday Cake (Compliments of Medigas)
LDSG Inc. BBQ June 14, 2015
Tickets available soon invite your Family & Friends
What causes asthma? No one seems to be able to say for sure exactly what causes asthma but it
would seem that if you have a family history of asthma, eczema or other allergies then you are more
likely to develop it. You're twice as likely to develop asthma if your parents have it.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) “The strongest risk factors for developing
asthma are a combination of genetic predisposition with environmental exposure to inhaled substances
and particles that may provoke allergic reactions or irritate the airways, such as:
indoor allergens (for example house dust mites in bedding, carpets and stuffed furniture,
pollution and pet dander)
outdoor allergens (such as pollens and moulds)
tobacco smoke
chemical irritants in the workplace
air pollution
Other triggers can include
cold air,
extreme emotional arousal such as anger or fear,
physical exercise.
Even certain medications can trigger asthma:
aspirin and other non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs,
beta-blockers (which are used to treat high blood pressure, heart conditions and migraine).
Urbanization has been associated with an increase in asthma. But the exact nature of this relationship
is unclear.”
Asthma is an inflammatory disease, therefore preventative treatment is vital. You must take this
treatment even when your asthma symptoms aren't present to ensure your asthma is well controlled.
Asthma attacks can be potentially life-threatening. People need to pay close attention to their triggers
and become educated on the best ways to eliminate or at the very least control these triggers.
One thing that has been made very plain to me over the years is that if you have a lung condition you
never can tell when you are going to have a good day or a bad day and often there seems to be more
bad days than good ones. The best we can hope for is to gain control of the disease.
That’s all for now”
Brenda Cunningham/Director LDSG Inc
705-524-9864 or [email protected]
Bauer, Cameron
Bauer, Marrisa
Bertrand, Renee
Cunningham, Brenda
Cunningham, Gerald
Desjardins, Sandra
Eyre, Bruce
Eyre, Dean
Greene, Sharon
Kirkby, Chris
Lahti, Sarah
Leclair, Huguette
Long, Anne
McLaughlin, Tim
Paulmert, Lydia
Penton, Carole
Penton, Jill
Rannelli, Sylvia
Roy, Marc
St. Aubin, Sophie
Stonehouse, Wayne
Watkinson, Larry
Wilson, Mike
Zalan, Karen
People Who Volunteer May Be Happier, Healthier, and Live Longer
Thank You to Comfort Keepers (Sandra Desjardins)
for printing the issues of What’s Happening for the members that do not have a computer.
Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors for your
On-going Support