Kim Chiu Shares Asthma Ordeal, Leads ‘Search for Winners Against Asthma 2015’

Did you know that Kapamilya Drama Princess Kim Chiu has asthma? Find out how she was able to overcome the worst asthma attack that she experienced and how she keeps on winning against the disease lately.

Kim Chiu asthma

During the launch of “Search for Winners Against Asthma 2015” at the Makati Shangrila Hotel last February 5, 2015, Kim Chiu shared with the bloggers and members of the press her battle against the disease. The young actress mentioned that fur from dogs and cats is the trigger factor for her to have an asthma attack.

“Super nag-trigger sa asthma ko is the fur. After that I keep on coughing and coughing, cough na parang may lalabas na tao sa cough ko, so parang he said na I have mild asthma so may prescription na ng gamot, may nebulizer, so I always bring it with me wherever I go. Kahit na mabigat siya, now meron nang rechargeable, I have it in my bag, portable na as in ganito na lang siya kaliit [stretched her thumb and pointing finger to describe measurement] so when I need a nebulizer eto na siya. Before kasi it was big, the first one, yun, and then nag-evolve na siya into much smaller na kasya na sa bag mo. So I always have it with me so that if I have an asthma attack,” she said.

Kim with host

Her worst asthma attack actually happened during the taping of her teleserye at the seaside. Kim shared:

“I had an asthma attack dun sa dagat. Shooting namin ‘yun ng teleserye and it was late night na so everyday I do tapings for 24 hours, everyday kami nagshu-shoot, so siguro na-trigger yung asthma ko that time and malayo ‘yung parking, malayo ‘yung car, and then I don’t have the PA with me to give me my nebulizer and my maintenance so parang ang tagal. So umiyak talaga ako kasi ‘yung breathing ko ang bigat. So umiyak talaga ako tapos ang tigas na ng hands ko. So after that, may isang staff sa taping, meron siyang pang-puff, she gave me eto tapos after a few minutes nag-open na ang lungs ko tapos close na kami nung staff na ‘yun. She’s a lifesaver. Kasi you don’t know what will happen after that. It will take around 30 minutes or 15 minutes pa kaya hindi talaga joke to have an asthma. It really triggers everywhere you go, parang ‘yung air lang, someone lang na may ma-smell kayo, something lang na hindi ok like the carpet so hindi talaga joke to have an asthma.”

Kim Chiu talks

Ever since her worst asthma attack, Kim started working out at the gym. She said exercise became the number one factor in preventing possible attacks. It strengthened her lungs and she was able to fulfill various activities without worrying. But of course, she makes it a point to always bring the portable nebulizer with her just in case.

Being one of the faces of the advocacy (together with Arnel Pineda and Michael Christian Martinez), Kim is inviting everyone who are also living their lives to the fullest despite having diagnosed with asthma to join GSK’s “Search for Winners Against Asthma 2015.”

Kim Chiu with the panel

Who are eligible to join?

  • Asthma patient diagnosed by a qualified physician
  • Between 10 to 30 years old
  • Filipino citizen or person permanently residing in the Philippines
  • An achiever in his/her chosen field (sports, academics, arts, etc.)

How to Join?

  • Visit the Facebook page Win Against Asthma
  • Click on “The Search for Winners” App
  • Answer the questionnaire or share your video

What’s in store for the 10 winners?

  • P25,000-worth of Sodexo gift certificates
  • 1 Huawei P7 smartphone
  • P5,000-worth of Folded and Hung gift certificates
  • prestige of joining Kim Chiu, Arnel Pineda and Michael Martinez as the faces of #WinnerAgainstAsthma advocacy campaign

What are the dates to remember?

  • March 31, 2015: deadline for submission of entries
  • First week of April 2015: screening of all entries submitted
  • May 5, 2015 (World Asthma Day): announcement of top 20 finalists
  • 3rd week of May 2015: announcement and Awarding of Top 10 winners

This advocacy campaign is supported by the Philippine College of Physicians (PCP), Philippine Academy of Family Physicians (PAFP), Philippine Society of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (PSAAI), Huawei and Folded & Hung.

For more information about this advocacy, visit

3 Comments on Kim Chiu Shares Asthma Ordeal, Leads ‘Search for Winners Against Asthma 2015’

  1. PrettyValugs // February 13, 2015 at 1:27 am //

    Sino ba itong Kim chiu? Ito ba ang tinatapat sa PRIMETIME ROYALTY ng GMA na si Kris Bernal? Di hamak na SUPERSTAR si Kris Bernal kaysa diyan kay Kim bangkay ano! Ang layo talaga ng artista ng EBS sa GMA! Ang artista ng GMA, kilala kahit sa ibang BANSA! Fact! Just sayin’..

  2. janine sordilla // February 10, 2015 at 5:47 pm //

    In your wildest nightmare !!!

  3. gma no.1 nationwidest! iyak mga ebak!

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