Living with asthma

Don't let asthma stop you living your life. Our advice can help you stay well

Living with asthma

This section looks at how your asthma may affect your life - from work and finances to exercise and travel.

In our 2016 annual asthma care survey, nearly a third of people said their symptoms prevented them from doing the things they love in their spare time. But asthma doesn't have to stop you getting on with your life. Whatever your day involves, our tips and advice can help you stay well with your asthma, reduce your risk of an asthma attack and live life to the full. 

Find out how you can make sure your asthma is under control at work, at home or on holiday. There's also information to support you when you're:

We know that having asthma can affect the whole family, so we’ve collected advice for the parents of a child with asthma.

If your friend or colleague has asthma, you’ll find helpful tips about supporting them here.

And if you’ve been diagnosed with severe asthma, we have lots of pages about how to make life easier, plus there’s a useful round-up of tips and ideas if you’re caring for someone with severe asthma.

Last updated October 2016

Next review due October 2019