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: More about asthma
Many people with asthma find their symptoms worsen when they are exposed to certain allergens like house dust mite, pollen and mould.
Breastfeeding for the first six months can significantly reduce risk of your baby developing childhood asthma and other allergies.
Breathing in other people's cigarette smoke can be harmful to a person with asthma, especially a child.
Exposure to secondhand smoke increases the risk of children developing asthma and provokes more frequent asthma in children with asthma.