Asthma Health

Asthma NHLBI, NIH National Institutes Of Health

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Asthma is a chronic (long-term) condition that affects the airways in the lungs. The airways are tubes that carry air in and out of your lungs. If you have asthma, the airways can become inflamed and narrowed at times. Asthma affects people of all ages and often starts during childhood. You may wheeze, cough, or feel tightness in your chest.

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Asthma World Health Organization

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Asthma is a major noncommunicable disease (NCD), affecting both children and adults. Inflammation and narrowing of the small airways in the lungs cause asthma symptoms, which can be any combination of cough, wheeze, shortness of breath and chest tightness. Asthma affected an estimated 262 million people in 2019 and caused 461000 deaths (1).

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Home Asthma Australia The Nation’s Peak Consumer Body

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About Asthma; What we do; Get involved; Health Professionals; About us; Head Office. Level 13, Tower B, 799 Pacific Highway Chatswood, NSW 2067 P: 02 9906 3233 F: 02 9906 4493 ABN: 91 609 156 630. Asthma Australia acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and …

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Asthma: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, Asthma In …

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Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the airways to the lungs. It makes breathing difficult and can make some physical activities challenging …

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Health Professionals Asthma Australia

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Health Professionals At Asthma Australia, we know health professionals play a critical role in our mission to help people with asthma to live freely. We thank you for your knowledge, expertise and assistance to increase community awareness and provide direct support to people with asthma and those who care for them.

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Asthma Action Plans National Asthma Council Australia

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Use of a written asthma action plan: reduces absences from work or school reduces hospital admissions reduces emergency visits to general practice reduces reliever medication use improves lung function. Doctors should consider developing a written asthma action plan when discussing asthma management with all people with asthma and/or their carers.

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Asthma Emergency Care Institute

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Asthma. Asthma is a multifactorial chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways affecting approximately 2 million Australians. It results in airflow obstruction characterised by recurrent episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness and coughing, particularly at night or in the early morning. A personal and family history of atopy is

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Asthma Queensland Health

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Asthma is a disorder affecting the airways of the lungs. People with asthma have very sensitive airways that narrow in response to certain "triggers", leading to difficulty in breathing. The airway narrowing is caused by inflammation and swelling of the airway lining, the tightening of the airway muscles, and the production of excess mucus.

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Kids Health Information : Asthma

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Asthma is a common condition caused by narrowing of the small air passages in the lungs. The narrowing happens when air passages become swollen and inflamed, causing more mucus to be produced. In addition, the muscle bands around the air passages become tighter.

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Asthma HealthyWA, Western Australian Department Of Health

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Asthma All severe or life threatening asthma attacks require urgent medical attention. Always dial triple zero (000) to call an ambulance in a medical emergency, then follow the asthma first aid plan. The common signs of asthma are coughing and wheezing. People have different triggers for asthma such as having a cold, influenza and exercise.

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Department Of Health Publications Asthma

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A framework for local and national public health surveillance of preventable chronic disease and the determinants of chronic disease. 2006. Current. Arthritis. Asthma. Cancer. Cardiovascular diseases. Chronic disease.

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Asthma Perth Children's Hospital

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Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the lower respiratory tract that leads to acute episodes of bronchospasm leading to cough and wheezing. Background General Around 14-16% of Australian children are currently living with asthma.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is asthma and how does it affect you?

What is asthma? Asthma is a common chronic condition that affects the airways (the breathing passage that carries air into our lungs). People with asthma experience episodes of wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, chest tightness and fatigue due to widespread narrowing of the airways (National Asthma Council Australia 2019a).

What do our experts do for people with asthma?

In addition to providing advocacy and advice, our experts help develop our resources for health professionals and people with asthma, and present our peer-led workshop programs for health professionals. Our wide range of health professional resources include:

What is asthma and how is it treated?

Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the airways to the lungs. It makes breathing difficult and can make some physical activities difficult or even impossible. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 27 million Americans have asthma.

What does the asthma strategy mean for australia?

Asthma within a broad health policy environment The Strategy outlines a targeted and comprehensive approach to reduce the health, social and economic impacts of asthma – one of Australia’s most prevalent chronic health conditions.

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