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When asthma symptoms get significantly worse, this is known as an “asthma attack”. Find out about asthma symptoms.
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.
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.
Thunderstorm asthma is triggered by a combination of thunderstorms and a high pollen count. Even people who’ve never had asthma can experience it.
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.
Asthma treatment has two goals: relief of symptoms and preventing future symptoms and attacks from developing. Find out about treatment options for asthma.
What causes asthma?
Trusted information on the causes of asthma and factors that increase the likelihood of developing asthma, and links to trusted resources
Asthma symptoms can include a cough, wheezing, chest tightness and breathlessness. Learn more about its causes, symptoms and treatment options.
Children with asthma and exercise
Asthma is not a reason for children to avoid sport. It is usually managed easily and should be included in your child’s asthma action plan.
Asthma and pregnancy
Most asthma medicines have been shown to be extremely safe for both you and your developing baby but check with your doctor if taking oral corticosteroids.