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Asthma is a chronic condition, People with asthma have sensitive airways
in their lungs. When they are exposed to certain triggers, their airways
narrow making it hard for them to breathe
Specialists may refer asthma using a variety of terms. Therefore, you
should understand that asthma is often considered a synonym or a condition
closely related to the following:
Reactive Airway Disease
Whether you have asthma or your know someone with asthma, please realise
that although asthma cannot be cured; with proper knowledge and medications,
patients with asthma can lead a perfectly normal life.
Click on the below links to find out more about asthma
Web Based Movie
Web based movie on asthma
here to see a web-based movie will tell you
all about asthma, its medication & triggers.
& Allergy Foundation of America
Society of Canada
Asthma Council, Australia
Foundation of Western Australia
and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand
Initiative for Asthma
We have selected some other useful sites on asthma for your interests.
Your Practice Online is not responsible for the content of any of these
Compiled by the
American Academy of
Allergy, Asthma and Immunology this site focuses on research done
in the US. Information is provided in the form of brief factsheets and
there is a question and answer section on asthma.
Whatever you are
allergic to, you'll find this site a really useful resource.
It's a gateway to all the asthma,
allergy and intolerance information on the web.
You can search through articles on allergies, find out about allergy organisations,
as well as the latest publications and products available.
Published by the
Association this site includes a series of presentations on asthma
management, asthma & exercise, allergies, nutrition,
asthma at school, asthma and pregnancy and asthma medications.
Produced by the Leicester
Branch of the Midlands
Asthma and Allergy Research Association this is a useful UK based
web site providing comprehensive information relating to asthma and allergies.
EFA is the European
Federation of Asthma and Allergy Associations, an alliance
of 27 organisations in 14 different countries across Europe. Their web
site gives comprehensive, unbiased information on aspects of asthma and
Click here to view
some some useful health related websites.
In Australia, Advice Line
1800 645 130 (free call).
To help you keep your asthma under control, it is important that
you are given the information you need to understand your condition. Sometimes
it is difficult to know what questions to ask your doctor or nurse. Below
are a list of the questions you might like to ask. Print out this list
and tick the questions you would like to know the answer to.
If you or your family have any further questions, you can add them to
the list and take it with you when you next see your doctor or nurse.
What is asthma?
Why have I got asthma?
What are the symptoms
What are peak flows
and what do they mean?
Will I always have
What treatment is
there for asthma?
What are relievers
and when should I use them?
What are preventers
and why should I take them regularly?
What other treatments
are there for asthma?
How do I use my inhaler?
What are the side
effects of treatment?
Are inhaled steroids
What about complementary
How will asthma affect
what I can do?
How can I avoid the
triggers that make my asthma worse?
Can I exercise with
Can I go camping,
go on holiday?
Will it affect my
Should I have allergy
What about asthma
How will I know my
asthma is getting worse?
What should I do if
my asthma gets worse?
How do I know if it
is an emergency?
How do I know when
I am better?
How do I make sure
I stay well?
List any other questions
you have about:
living with asthma
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