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Asthma UK report calls for smart planning on smart inhaler adoption

Smart inhalers are poised to enter the UK healthcare system with potential to transform care for people with asthma. Read Asthma UK's 'Smart asthma' report.

"Bronchial thermoplasty helped my severe asthma"

Case study: Michael Keenan’s life was transformed by a bronchial thermoplasty for his severe asthma.

75% of people with severe asthma need regular emergency care, new Asthma UK survey finds

A new survey of people with severe asthma reveals nearly half have been hospitalised from life-threatening asthma attacks more than 10 times since their diagnosis.

7 tips for controlling your hay fever and avoiding an asthma attack

7 tried-and-tested hay fever tips from our nurse team and community, so pollen doesn't give you red eyes, a runny nose, itching, sneezing and asthma symptoms

“If I hadn’t taken part in sports, my life would've been completely different."

Karen Pickering MBE explains how taking control of her asthma helped her to win 13 Commonwealth medals in competitive swimming. Find out more...

Wellbeing for parents

Practical advice and emotional support for when you’re parenting a child with asthma.

'Deadly pollen bomb' to put people with asthma at risk

'Deadly pollen bomb' to put people with asthma at risk For immediate release - 16th April 2019 Responding to reports of hot weather and high levels of pollen, Sonia Munde, Head of Services at Asthma

Diagnosing asthma in adults

People often think of asthma as something you get when you're a child. But it's not unusual to be diagnosed with asthma as an adult. In fact, asthma can develop at any age. If you think you have

What happens in A&E?

What happens when you go to A&E (accident and emergency) with asthma? Learn how your asthma might be treated by the NHS in an emergency situation.

Help your child stay active

Exercise is good for children with asthma. Help your child feel confident and stay safe by using this advice and these tips.

Getting emergency treatment through a nebuliser

A nebuliser is a machine that creates a mist of medicine, which is then breathed in through a mask or mouthpiece.

“At 13 I got an inhaler, and then the whole world opened up”

Actor Adrian Lester missed out on a lot as a child because of his asthma, but now uses taekwondo to stay active and keep a check on his symptoms.

Making your case for specialist care

Sometimes people with asthma find it hard to access the specialist care they need for their asthma. Here we help you make your case for a specialist referral.

Blog Post: Basic ways you can take better care of your asthma

Dr. Andy Whittamore gives advice on how best to tackle the most common causes of poorly-controlled asthma

Understand your child’s asthma symptoms

If you act quickly when you notice your child’s warning signs and symptoms you can lower their risk of an asthma attack.

Sleep and asthma

Asthma symptoms shouldn’t be keeping you awake at night. There are practical steps and medication you can take to stop your condition interfering with a good night’s rest.

Keeping track of your child's symptoms and peak flow

Easy ways to record your child’s cough, wheeze, breathlessness or tight chest – so you can keep track and help your doctor diagnose your child

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