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Asthma 101: The Peak Flow Meter Asthma 101: The Peak Flow Meter

As asthma is a chronic condition, it is important for sufferers’ to continually... 

The Causes of Asthma The Causes of Asthma

The exact causes of asthma are unknown; there is no direct chain of events that effects... 

Asthma Questions: The Hygiene Hypothesis Asthma Questions: The Hygiene Hypothesis

Question: I’ve heard something called the “hygiene hypothesis”... 

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Asthma Questions: Confirming Diagnosis Asthma Questions: Confirming Diagnosis

Question: I have read up on asthma symptoms and I am concerned that I suffer from... 

Asthma Sufferers: What You Should Avoid Asthma Sufferers: What You Should Avoid

Although asthma is largely controllable with medication, there are certain stimulants... 

Asthma Questions: The Hygiene Hypothesis Asthma Questions: The Hygiene Hypothesis

Question: I’ve heard something called the “hygiene hypothesis”... 

Asthma - General Information

It’s a difficult question… Do I really need health insurance ? It’s a difficult question… Do I really need health insurance ?

It’s a difficult question… Do I really need health insurance in New Zealand? Some would say it’s one of those no brainer questions and  yes you do need health insurance but to a lot of people the cost is prohibitive and whilst it would be nice to have it they just can’t afford it. The other school of thought is that this is exactly why you... [Read more of this article]

Asthma Questions: Which Inhaler Is Which? Asthma Questions: Which Inhaler Is Which?

Question: I know that inhalers comes in two different specifications: “reliever” inhalers, for when an attack hits, and “prevention” inhalers for general use. However, I am worried that in the panic of an attack I will forget which is which. How do I identify between the two, and if I do accidentally use my “prevention”... [Read more of this article]

Asthma Questions: Adult Asthma Asthma Questions: Adult Asthma

Question: I have always thought of asthma as the kind of illness that is identified in childhood. I’m 34, and I was recently diagnosed with asthma. Is it possible to suddenly start suffering from asthma so late in life? Answer: Asthma is predominantly identified in children, who are more susceptible to the inflammation of the lungs that causes... [Read more of this article]

Asthma Questions: Can A Child “Grow Out” Of Asthma? Asthma Questions: Can A Child “Grow Out” Of Asthma?

Question: My daughter is six years old, and I recently took her to the doctor as I had noticed she was occasionally struggling to breathe and was coughing a lot. She was diagnosed with mild asthma and given two inhalers to use, which seem to be doing the job. I have, however, heard that sometimes children of my daughter’s age “grow out”... [Read more of this article]

Learning To Live With Asthma Learning To Live With Asthma

Asthma is a respiratory illness, caused by an inflammation and subsequent narrowing of the ‘tubes’ of the lungs (medically known as the bronchi). It is largely incurable but is not life threatening, and for many asthma sufferers it is merely a matter of learning to shape their life around asthma and discovering tips on how to deal with it. When... [Read more of this article]

The Ins and Outs of Asthma Treatment The Ins and Outs of Asthma Treatment

Although asthma is defined as a chronic (i.e. long term) illness, it is not usually life threatening – and for most sufferers becomes more of an annoyance than a genuine threat to their well-being. As one of the most common non-life-threatening illnesses in the world, asthma is well studied by medical research scientists, and as a result there... [Read more of this article]

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