Asthma is a long-term condition that affects the airways - the tubes that carry air in and out of the lungs. There is no cure for asthma but there are effective treatments to help with symptoms.
Find out why some people are more likely to get asthma, how asthma can be hereditary, and why you’re more likely to develop asthma if you have other allergies.
When your asthma flares up, the most common symptoms are coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and tightness in the chest.
Find out why it’s important to get a diagnosis so you can start treatment for asthma, how asthma is diagnosed, and how you can take positive steps to stay symptom free after a diagnosis.
Detailed information and answers to common questions about inhalers, medicines and treatments to help relieve asthma symptoms and prevent asthma attacks.
An asthma trigger is anything that irritates your airways and sets off your asthma symptoms.
If you’re having an asthma attack, or someone you know is having an asthma attack, follow this emergency advice.
People use different terms to describe the different types of asthma, because everyone with asthma experiences the condition differently.
Every year many people in the UK develop asthma because they are exposed to dangerous substances at work. This is called occupational asthma.
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.
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.