Asthma Centre

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FAQs

Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. Asthma causes frequent periods of wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath and coughing. The coughing often occurs at night or early in the morning. Asthma affects people of all ages, but it most often starts during childhood.

What is asthma?

Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. Asthma causes frequent periods of wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath and coughing. The coughing often occurs at [...]

Living with asthma

Living with asthma can be challenging, but if you pay attention to the details of an asthma management plan, you or your child can lead an active, healthy life. A [...]

Status and brittle asthma

Although some asthmatics are able to control and stabilise their asthma with medication and other therapies, those diagnosed with status and brittle asthma have a really hard time coping with [...]

Exercise-induced asthma

Shortness of breath and prolonged coughing brought on by exercise or after workouts and races are often ignored or ascribed to an athlete either being unfit or having pushed his/her [...]

Asthmatic bronchitis: double trouble

Had a cold, the flu or any other upper respiratory infection lately? Did you give it time to heal properly? If not, don't be surprised if a secondary infection such [...]

Managing childhood asthma

Childhood asthma is often quoted as the number one reason for children missing school and being hospitalised. However, new medications and treatment strategies have changed this bleak outlook. Today, asthma [...]

Is it asthma or is it COPD?

People with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) often don't know they have it because some of the symptoms (a cough or breathlessness) so closely resemble those of asthma, bronchitis or [...]

Asthma and the female hormones

Research on the effect of female hormones on asthma has thus far been quite contradictory and confusing. However, one fact that has emerged is that women with asthma need to [...]

Pet-induced allergies and asthma

Asthma Centre Pet-induced allergies and asthma Animals are such agreeable friends; every home needs one! True, except if someone in the home suffers from pet-induced allergies or [...]

Asthma-acid reflux connection

Asthma Centre Asthma-acid reflux connection People with asthma often experience acid reflux or heartburn and are also twice as likely to suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), [...]

Occupational asthma

Asthma Centre Occupational asthma Details Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 April 2016 23:18 There are more than 300 workplace substances that may cause occupational asthma. What are [...]