World Asthma Awareness

World Asthma Awareness

4th May 2021

Over 2.5 million Australians have asthma, including children and adults.  Asthma is a medical condition that affects the airways (the breathing tubes that carry air into our lungs).  From time to time, people with asthma find it harder to breathe in and out, because the airways in their lungs become narrower – like trying to breathe through a thin straw.

Common Symptoms:

  • Wheezing
  • A feeling of not being able to get enough air or being short of breath
  • A feeling of tightness in the chest
  • Coughing

Common Triggers:

  • Exercise
  • Cigarette smoke
  • Colds and the flu
  • Allergens in the air

There is no cure for asthma, but it can usually be well controlled.  Most people with asthma are able to stay active and live a healthy life.  For good control of asthma, you need to take medicines in the right way and at the right time, continue regular medical checkups and create an action plan so you know exactly what to do when symptoms occur.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms above, book an appointment with your GP to get checked. Phone reception on 07 54680100 or book via the website www.lockyerdoctors.com.au

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