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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.

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Programs and apps

  • Asthma apps Asthma Australia has developed three apps to assist people with asthma and their carers

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Last reviewed: November 2022

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New Asthma Treatment & Medication - Asthma Australia

Read about the latest information on asthma management, treatment, medications and the updated version of the Asthma Australia Handbook. Learn more here.

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Hay fever and pollen - Asthma Australia

Jump to: Asthma Triggers Knowing Your Triggers and How to Avoid them Colds, flu and viruses Hay fever and pollen Change in weather (cold air and extreme weather) Exercise and sport Wood Heaters, Woodfires and Bushfires Strong smells or scents Cigarette smoke Emotions and mental health Dust mites Pests Animals and pet dander Flooding and mould Thunderstorm asthma Trees, plants and gardening Gas appliances Dust and Dust Storms Food Resources Hay fever and pollen Have you ever found yourself sneezing when you didn’t have a cold or flu virus? Or maybe you had a blocked or runny nose?  Hay fever (also known as allergic rhinitis) is an allergic reaction to particles found in the air that you breathe

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What is Severe Asthma - Asthma Australia

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

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Relievers - Asthma Australia

Medicine is a vital part of asthma management. The aim of asthma medicine is to control your symptoms, prevent asthma attacks and improve your lung function.

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Change in weather (cold air and extreme weather) - Asthma Australia

Jump to: Asthma Triggers Knowing Your Triggers and How to Avoid them Colds, flu and viruses Hay fever and pollen Change in weather (cold air and extreme weather) Exercise and sport Wood Heaters, Woodfires and Bushfires Strong smells or scents Cigarette smoke Emotions and mental health Dust mites Pests Animals and pet dander Flooding and mould Thunderstorm asthma Trees, plants and gardening Gas appliances Dust and Dust Storms Food Resources Change in weather (cold air and extreme weather) Depending on the season, there are certain events or conditions that can trigger your asthma symptoms

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Asthma Triggers - Asthma Australia

A trigger is anything that can cause you to have asthma symptoms. This might include trouble breathing, wheezing, tightness in the chest or coughing.

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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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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 Action Plan - Asthma Australia

What is a Written Asthma Action Plan? An Asthma Action Plan is like an instruction manual for your asthma written by your doctor

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Flooding and mould - Asthma Australia

Jump to: Asthma Triggers Knowing Your Triggers and How to Avoid them Colds, flu and viruses Hay fever and pollen Change in weather (cold air and extreme weather) Exercise and sport Wood Heaters, Woodfires and Bushfires Strong smells or scents Cigarette smoke Emotions and mental health Dust mites Pests Animals and pet dander Flooding and mould Thunderstorm asthma Trees, plants and gardening Gas appliances Dust and Dust Storms Food Resources Flooding and mould Mould can grow at any time

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