Learn About Asthma

Click here to learn more about the causes, symptoms and management of asthma.

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Asthma Basics

Find out more about asthma,the causes, the symptoms and what's happening in your airways.

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Diagnosing Asthma

As there is no single test for asthma, diagnosis involves a mixture of factors. Speak to your GP if you suspect you or your child may have asthma.

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Asthma Triggers A-Z

Asthma symptoms  can be triggered by a wide variety of factors which wouldn't usually cause a problem, these factors are called triggers. Identifying and avoiding the triggers that make your asthma worse is a key part of good asthma management

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Medicines & Treatments

Asthma is generally managed through a combination of controller medication and reliever medication. Here you'll find information about the types of treatments available to get your asthma under control

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Managing your Asthma

The whole aim of managing asthma is to put you in control of your asthma, rather than letting asthma control you. The best way of getting control of your asthma is to work in close partnership with your doctor or asthma nurse.

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Asthma Attacks

An asthma attack can be a frightening and dangerous experience. They can happen out of the blue or when symptoms have been getting worse for a few hours or even days.

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What is Severe Asthma?

Some people with asthma experience severe or refractory asthma, which remains uncontrolled despite proper medication and treatment.