Asthma

If you have asthma, or you’re a parent of a child with asthma, you’re in the right place for expert advice.

Asthma

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What is asthma?

Find out what asthma is, how serious it is, and what causes it.
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Symptoms of asthma

When your asthma flares up, the most common symptoms are coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and tightness in the chest.
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Diagnosing asthma

Find out how asthma is diagnosed, what to do if you have symptoms, and what to do if you are diagnosed with asthma.
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Asthma treatments

Detailed information and answers to common questions about inhalers, medicines and treatments to help relieve asthma symptoms and prevent asthma attacks.
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Asthma triggers

An asthma trigger is anything that irritates your airways and sets off your asthma symptoms.
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Asthma attacks

What to do if you have an asthma attack, or if someone you’re with has an asthma attack.
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Managing asthma

Managing your asthma well will significantly cut your risk of an asthma attack.
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Types of asthma

People use different terms to describe the different types of asthma, because everyone with asthma experiences the condition differently.
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Occupational asthma

Find out what occupational asthma is, what causes it, how it is diagnosed and treated, and where you can get support.

Asthma care in the NHS

Find out all about how to get the best from the NHS to treat your asthma.
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Asthma and your child

Are you a parent of a child with asthma? Our pages are full of tips from other parents and advice from healthcare professionals based on the latest research.
Severe asthma and emergencies

Severe asthma

Do you have, or think you might have, severe asthma? One in 20 people with asthma do. These pages are packed with tips from people with severe asthma and advice from healthcare professionals.
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