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Asthma Australia

Asthma Australia helps people to breathe so they can live freely.

Asthma Australia is a for-purpose, consumer organisation with a history of improving the lives of people with asthma.

It operates across New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania, South Australia and the Australian Capital Territory to deliver evidence-based prevention and health strategies to more than half a million people each year. Asthma Australia works in partnership with the Asthma Foundations of Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

Asthma Australia works with people with asthma, their family and friends, health professionals, researchers and governments to find the best treatments and practices to make sure life with asthma is the best it can be.

Vision and mission

Asthma Australia’s vision is to see a community that is free of asthma.

Its mission is to achieve this by:

  • halving the number of avoidable hospital presentations because of asthma by 2030
  • helping everyone in the community to understand asthma so they can help if they are in an emergency situation
  • challenging the way we do things now, to keep improving asthma prevention and treatment outcomes for people with asthma

How Asthma Australia can help

Asthma Australia advocates for people with asthma and the people who care for them. The organisation supports research into the causes, prevention and treatments for asthma, and provides, education and training, including first aid, in how to respond if someone close to you experiences asthma symptoms.

Helpline

People with asthma and their carers are welcome to call to speak to an Asthma Educator

  • Call 1800 ASTHMA (1800 278 462) Mon to Fri, from 9am to 5pm AEST

Programs and apps

  • Asthma Assist a free asthma information service that supports you in managing asthma
  • Coach Program a confidential, free health coaching service delivered over the phone
  • Asthma apps Asthma Australia has developed three apps to assist people with asthma and their carers

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Last reviewed: December 2019

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Hay Fever & Asthma - Asthma Australia

Hay fever is a common affliction and is also known as allergic rhinitis. Common symptoms include a runny nose, itchy eyes or a sore throat. Hay fever can affect asthma conditions.

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Common Concerns - Asthma Australia

Its common to have concerns when living with asthma, especially when your experience lifestyle changes. We answer your concerns on changing asthma medications, pregnancy and allergic reactions.

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Asthma Triggers: Bushfire and Smoke - Asthma Australia

Learn more about the triggers by bushfires and smoke to those with asthma. Stay on top of the risks with an asthma first aid plan.

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Understanding Asthma - Asthma Australia

Everyones asthma journey is different. If you can understand your asthma, your triggers and how your medicines work, you can be empowered to take control of your health.

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Treating Asthma in Children - Asthma Australia

How to treat Asthma in Children Once a diagnosis of asthma is determined, the doctor will discuss how best to treat your child

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Flooding and Mould - Asthma Australia

Mould can worsen a range of respiratory disorders, including asthma. Moulds produce millions of air-borne spores that are easily inhaled.

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Asthma in Pre-School Aged Children - Asthma Australia

Wheezing and coughing are very common in children under five years and dont necessarily indicate a child has asthma

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What is Asthma? - Asthma Australia the nation's peak consumer body

Asthma is a long-term lung condition of the airways.People with asthma have sensitive airways that becomes inflamed when they are exposed to triggers.

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Symptoms of Asthma in Children - Asthma Australia

Werecommendall episodes of cough, wheeze, breathlessness and complaints of chest pain are reviewed by your doctor to determine their cause, and the right course of action for your child

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Complementary Therapies - Asthma Australia

Complementary therapies for asthma management are not generally part of standard medical care. If youre seeking complementary therapy for managing your asthma, here are the steps to take.

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