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Asthma symptoms can include a cough, wheezing, chest tightness and breathlessness. Learn more about its causes, symptoms and treatment options.
Asthma treatment has two goals: relief of symptoms and preventing future symptoms and attacks from developing. Find out about treatment options for asthma.
How to use an asthma inhaler
Use your asthma inhaler correctly to get the full benefit of the medicine. This page contains tips and videos to help you take your asthma medicine properly.
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.
Many different medications are used to manage and control asthma. Learn more about the three main groups: relievers, preventers and symptom controllers, and how to use an inhaler, or puffer device.
When asthma symptoms get significantly worse, this is known as an "asthma attack". Find out about asthma symptoms.
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.
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.
Thunderstorm asthma is triggered by a combination of thunderstorm conditions and a high pollen count, but even people who’ve never had asthma can experience it.
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.
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.