In this Sunflower Story we talk to Hidden Disabilities Sunflower team member - Paul Shriever.

Paul chats about his own invisible disabilities - in his thirties with a young family Paul was admitted to A&E and told that he needed life saving open heart surgery- the treatment he received was a mitral heart valve replacement (titanium).

The trauma of this experience and also being asthmatic from an early age has caused Paul a great deal of anxiety. Overtime he has learnt coping mechanisms and readdressed the balance in his life both physically and mentally.

If you are experiencing problems discussed in this podcast contact your GP.

To find out more about asthma, check out Asthma UK, a charity that offers information and support to people with asthma. You can also call the charity's helpline team on 0300 222 5800.

Hosted by Chantal Boyle, Hidden Disabilities Sunflower.

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