The Life Effects website is a place where individuals living with a chronic condition can go for support and advice. Over 40 authors from around the world have contributed articles and videos covering 10 different chronic conditions, including asthma and COPD.

What makes Life Effects unique is that all of the contributors are patients or caregivers – people who ‘get’ what it’s like to live or look after someone with a chronic condition. They are sharing their stories, knowledge and experience in the hope they will help other people like them.


The global Life Effects platform is designed to complement the resources readily available for you and your patients on Let’s Talk Respiratory.

8 common myths about COPD debunked
As a respiratory therapist who treats chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), I’ve heard a lot of myths. Here are eight common myths about COPD and the facts that debunk them. lot of myths. Here are eight common myths about COPD and the facts that debunk them.
COPD self-management plan
Designed to encourage patients to take control of their COPD.

Exercising with asthma
This video by Beki Codd gives hints and tips on getting active with asthma.
Asthma self-management plan
A template plan with personalised patient goals for optimal long-term self-management.

At Teva, we’re committed to going beyond treatment in our support for patients and their caregivers. We hope that through Life Effects and Let’s Talk Respiratory, we can help respiratory professionals gain a deeper understanding of the impact that asthma and COPD has on patients’ lives and support more meaningful conversations to help improve health and wellbeing.

Explore the respiratory section of the Life Effects website to find out more.