Health conditions

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.

Asthma is a disease of the airways in the lungs. It affects the small airways which are called bronchioles.

About 1 in 9 children and about 1 in 10 adults in Australia have asthma. Children with asthma have 'twitchy' or sensitive airways.

 

 

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