Emphysema and COPD statistics
Emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have a significant impact on Australians. See some trusted statistics and learn more here.
Complications of asthma
Badly controlled asthma can have an adverse effect on your quality of life. Complications can be life-threatening. Find out about complications of asthma.
Statistical information, facts and figures about asthma, plus links to trusted resources.
Trusted information about allergy types, as well as allergy testing, anaphylaxis, antihistamines and common related conditions such as asthma and hay fever.
While asthma itself is not preventable, self-care and taking sensible preventative measures can reduce the risk of asthma symptoms and the asthma getting worse.
What causes asthma?
Trusted information on the causes of asthma and factors that increase the likelihood of developing asthma, and links to trusted resources
Living with asthma
The aim of asthma management is to achieve a symptom-free, normal life for the person with asthma and prevent the development of permanent lung damage. Find out about asthma management.
When asthma symptoms get significantly worse, this is known as an “asthma attack”. Find out about asthma symptoms.
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.
Asthma symptoms can include a cough, wheezing, chest tightness and breathlessness. Learn more about its causes, symptoms and treatment options.