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Asthma Australia

Asthma Australia helps people to breathe so they can live freely.

Asthma Australia is a for-purpose, consumer organisation with a history of improving the lives of people with asthma.

It operates across New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania, South Australia and the Australian Capital Territory to deliver evidence-based prevention and health strategies to more than half a million people each year. Asthma Australia works in partnership with the Asthma Foundations of Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

Asthma Australia works with people with asthma, their family and friends, health professionals, researchers and governments to find the best treatments and practices to make sure life with asthma is the best it can be.

Vision and mission

Asthma Australia’s vision is to see a community that is free of asthma.

Its mission is to achieve this by:

  • halving the number of avoidable hospital presentations because of asthma by 2030
  • helping everyone in the community to understand asthma so they can help if they are in an emergency situation
  • challenging the way we do things now, to keep improving asthma prevention and treatment outcomes for people with asthma

How Asthma Australia can help

Asthma Australia advocates for people with asthma and the people who care for them. The organisation supports research into the causes, prevention and treatments for asthma, and provides, education and training, including first aid, in how to respond if someone close to you experiences asthma symptoms.

Helpline

People with asthma and their carers are welcome to call to speak to an Asthma Educator

  • Call 1800 ASTHMA (1800 278 462) Mon to Fri, from 9am to 5pm AEST

Programs and apps

  • Asthma Assist a free asthma information service that supports you in managing asthma
  • Coach Program a confidential, free health coaching service delivered over the phone
  • Asthma apps Asthma Australia has developed three apps to assist people with asthma and their carers

Recommended links

Last reviewed: December 2019

Information from this partner

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What is Severe Asthma - Asthma Australia

10% of Australias 2.7 million people with asthma have severe asthma, where they do not respond as well to common asthma medications.

Read more on Asthma Australia website

Colds, Flu and Viruses - Asthma Australia

Everyone with asthma including all family members should be vaccinated against the flu. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for a free flu vaccination under the National Immunisation Program.

Read more on Asthma Australia website

Coronavirus: What it means for people with asthma? - Asthma Australia

You might have heard that Coronavirus affects the respiratory system and you might have questions around what this means for people with asthma?

Read more on Asthma Australia website

What is Asthma? - Asthma Australia the nation's peak consumer body

Asthma is a long-term lung condition of the airways. People with asthma have sensitive airways that becomes inflamed when they are exposed to triggers.

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Asthma Preventers - Seretide, Montelukast & Flixotide - Asthma Australia

Preventers such as Alvesco, Flixotide, Pulmicort and Qvar reduce the likelihood of asthma attacks and are especially useful for people with asthma.

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Asthma Action Plan - Asthma Australia (Nation's peak consumer body)

Asthma action plan is a document which sets out the self-management steps recommended by your doctor in case you experience asthma symptoms.

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Medicines and Devices - Asthma Australia | Nation's Peak Consumer Body

There are a range of medicines amd devices available for people with asthma to manage and control their symptoms such as relivers and preventers.

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Asthma Management & Treatment - Asthma Australia

Children and adults can manage their asthma with inhaled medicines, which fall into two categories - preventers and relievers. Understand what you need for asthma treatment and management.

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Asthma Flare Ups - Asthma Australia | The nation's peak consumer body

Asthma flare-ups do happen, and in children they are most often caused by colds and flu. These are almost impossible to avoid.

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Medicines used to treat acute asthma - Asthma Australia

People with asthma are sometimes prescribed short courses of oral corticosteroid in tablet or liquid form, such as prednisolone, to help regain asthma under control during a flare-up or ‘asthma attack’.

Read more on Asthma Australia website

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