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Asthma Australia

For over 50 years Asthma Australia has been the leader in asthma health care, research and support.

Asthma Australia delivers evidence-based preventative health strategies to over 500,000 people every year and provides support, training and resources to the primary health care sector. The organisation funds vital basic science and population health research contributing to national and international understandings of asthma and how best to manage the disease.

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Common concerns - An Asthma Australia site

Common concerns

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Diagnosis - An Asthma Australia site

There is no single test for asthma. Your doctor will decide if you have asthma based on talking to you, examining you and performing some breathing tests.

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Vitamin D for Asthma promising outcomes for people with asthma. - An Asthma Australia site

A new review on Vitamin D for Asthma made global headlines this month, with high quality evidence showing vitamin D reduced the average number of asthma attacks and risk of hospital admissions. Here in Australia, three Hobart-based Cochrane Airways authors highlighted the findings in The Conversation and the Herald Sun, and Professor Chris Cates discussed their implications with Norman Swan on ABC RN's Health Report.

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Asthma and hay fever - An Asthma Australia site

asthma and hay fever

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Asthma Emergency - An Asthma Australia site

Any person with asthma can have a flare-up or worsening of asthma symptoms at any time. A sudden or severe flare-up is often called an asthma attack.

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What is spirometry? - An Asthma Australia site

Information about spirometry

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What to do? - An Asthma Australia site

There are a number of steps you can take to help manage your asthma symptoms and reduce your risk of a serious flare-up

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What are the signs and symptoms of severe asthma? - An Asthma Australia site

A persons asthma symptoms can vary over time and often vary from person to person, but they are most commonly:- breathlessness - wheezing - tight feeling in the chest- continuing cough

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Epidemic Thunderstorm Asthma - An Asthma Australia site

Thunderstorm asthma is a potentially dangerous mix of pollens, weather conditions and rain that can trigger severe asthma symptoms. People residing in metropolitan, regional and rural areas of Australia can be affected.

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Bushfire and Smoke - An Asthma Australia site

Children, the elderly and people with respiratory conditions including asthma, are the first to feel the effects of smoke and particle pollution and need to take extra care.

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