Asthma Education Podcast: Asthma Spotlight

This weekly asthma education podcast is about diagnosis, identifying risks, recognition and prevention of asthma attacks and deaths due to asthma. It is intended mainly for people with asthma to help you understand more about your asthma symptoms, learn about asthma inhalers, how to recognise and deal with asthma attacks, new treatments for asthma, self management and lots more. This will help you to ensure you stay safe and with information that can be used to get the best from your asthma check-ups and reviews with your doctor or trained asthma nurse or pharmacist. The asthma podcast is also useful for doctors, nurses and others caring for people with asthma.

Brief introduction video on this asthma education podcast

This is a brief video intro for the Asthma Spotlight Podcast. Links to the weekly episodes are on this page. If you like these please do follow and share. Its also available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Youtube as well as a number of other platforms.

Asthma is a very common disease

Asthma is a very common disease of the lungs affecting over 300 million people worldwide, and attacks can flare up without warning. At least 1000 people die from asthma every day. I’m Dr Mark Levy – I have worked in London, United Kingdom as a family doctor with a special interest in asthma for over 44 years. I led the U.K. National Review of Asthma Deaths (NRAD- 2011-2014), and have been expert witness in 5 very sad inquests in which the coroner concluded were potentially preventable asthma deaths.

Most asthma attacks and asthma deaths can be prevented

Be informed about the disease and how to stay safe. This weekly asthma education podcast provides information on recognising asthma exacerbations or asthma attacks early. Once you can identify when an exacerbation is starting you can then follow your own self management plan from your doctor to stop the attack in its tracks. The information aims to help you understand the disease. There is also information on how to check to see how well controlled your asthma is, including the use of the asthma control test, the ACT.

The more you know about asthma the more you are able to avoid attacks

I believe that people with asthma and their caregivers need to understand more about their disease, and importantly need information that could help in preventing attacks and hospital admissions.

If you have questions about asthma please do send these – I will answer these in future podcasts

Please follow and share and send any questions on asthma to . Twittter: @asthmaspotlight @bigcatdoc

This educational podcast contains my own opinions based on my clinical experience and knowledge on how to prevent asthma attacks. The information cannot be interpreted as the delivery of healthcare in any country or jurisdiction where this podcast is available, in perpetuity. These opinions cannot substitute for medical advice from your own doctor so please see the disclaimer below. Future potential guests on the show or any indviduals interviewed and quoted are subject to the same opinion disclaimers. 

Here are the links to the weekly Asthma Spotlight Podcast- please share these:


The opinions I express in this Asthma Spotlight PODCAST are not intended as, and shall not be understood or construed as, medical, health, or professional advice of any kind. The information contained in this podcast is an educational service that provides general health information about asthma and is not a substitute for medical or health advice from a professional who is aware of the facts and circumstances of your individual situation. This podcast contain my own opinions. I will make every effort to broadcast correct information but listeners must realize that medicine is a constantly changing science and art.  One doctor may have a different way of doing things from another.  I am simply presenting my views on asthma that will be as evidence based as possible I do not promote any asthma medications or devices. By listening to this podcast, which is intended for people with asthma and their caregivers, you agree not to use this podcast or blog as medical advice to treat any medical condition in either yourself or others, and if you are a health professional, this  includesbut is not limited to patients that you are treating. 

 Consult your own physician for any medical issues that you may be having. 

This entire disclaimer also applies to any guests or contributors to the podcast or blog.  You understand and agree that under no circumstances shall Dr Mark Levy any guests or contributors to the podcast or blog be responsible for damages arising from use of the podcast or blog.

ADDITIONAL LEGAL DISCLAIMER All Asthma Spotlight Podcast: This blog or podcast should not be used in any legal capacity whatsoever, including but not limited to establishing “standard of care” in a legal sense or as a basis for expert witness testimony.  No guarantee is given regarding the accuracy of any statements or opinions made on the podcast or blog.

Privacy notice Asthma Spotlight Podcast:  While you may give your email address to me if you send any questions to to be answered in future podcasts, I will never share your email address or contact information with any third parties without your explicit permission.Advertising policy Asthma Spotlight Podcast:   The Asthma Spotlight podcast may receive advertising money; Dr Mark Levy and any other presenters on Asthma Spotlight podcast do NOT endorse any of the adverts placed on the site. 

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