Asthma is a serious respiratory condition that causes difficulty breathing and can cause death. Recognise your asthma triggers and manage the condition with medication, relievers and preventers (puffers), exercise and other therapies.
Topic: Living with asthma
If your child's asthma is well managed, they should be able to lead a healthy and normal life.
The teenage years are a time of great physical and emotional change, and dealing with asthma may seem a low priority.
Pregnant women with asthma need to continue to take their asthma medication as it is important to the health of both mother and baby that the mother’s asthma is well managed.
Careful diagnosis of adult onset asthma is important, because the symptoms can be confused with other illnesses.
Before taking your trip, visit your doctor to make sure your asthma is under control well before you leave.
Some industries are more likely to affect a person with asthma because of the triggers in the environment.