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26 resources in total. To see which languages this resource is available in, click on its title.

Title: 10 ways to live well with asthma: A community resource (Bilingual version)
Summary: This bilingual resource educates about asthma, symptoms of asthma, how you know you have it and explains what you need to do.

Title: 4 steps of asthma first aid (Poster)
Summary: A poster - 4 steps of asthma first aid

Title: Adult asthma information pack
Summary: Information for people with asthma, including the cause of asthma and how to manage the condition

Title: Asthma
Summary: A consumer factsheet for use by hospital emergency departments about asthma. Asthma cannot be cured, but with good management people with asthma can lead normal, active lives.

Title: Asthma: what your doctor needs to know
Summary: Bilingual community resource for your doctor visits, your doctor will ask you about your symptoms, use of medication.

Title: Asthma action plan: A community resource
Summary: Explains what to do in case of an Asthma attack including an emergency

Title: Asthma and allergy
Summary: Due to the close link between asthma and allergy, it can be more difficult to manage your asthma if your allergies are not managed well also. Our guide shows you management and treatment options for for those living with asthma and allergies

Title: Asthma and complementary therapies
Summary: A complementary therapy is any healing practice that is not considered to be part of conventional (mainstream) medicine. Complementary therapies, however, may be used alongside conventional care. This guide outlines the use of complementary therapies for those living with asthma.

Title: Asthma and healthy living
Summary: A guide to healthy habits and lifestyle choices for people with asthma.

Title: Asthma and lung function tests
Summary: If you have asthma, or are suspected to have it, you will need to have lung function (breathing) tests. These tests check how well your lungs are working and how asthma affects your breathing. Two types of breathing tests are used for asthma – spirometry and peak flow measurement.

Title: Asthma and older adults
Summary: Asthma symptoms can be worrying and have a major impact on your life. But, the good news is they can be prevented and managed. You just need to understand what asthma is, what makes your symptoms get worse, and how you can control your asthma.

Title: Asthma and wheezing in the first years of life
Summary: Our guide for parents and those caring for babies and preschoolers explains these differences and gives advice about the best ways to manage asthma and wheezing.

Title: Asthma by the Royal Childrens Hospital
Summary: Asthma is a common condition caused by narrowing of the small air passages in the lungs. The narrowing happens when air passages become swollen and inflamed, causing more mucus to be produced. In addition, the muscle bands around the air passages become tighter. These changes make it harder for air to get in and out of the lungs, and cause wheeze, cough and problems with breathing.

Title: Asthma what should I know: a community resource (Bilingual version)
Summary: Explains what Asthma is and what you need to do

Title: COPD information pack
Summary: Information Pack on COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). Please note that some of the phone numbers in this brochure may have changed and they are for NSW residents only

Title: Emergency Department - asthma action plan patient fact sheets
Summary: Action plan for asthma

Title: I have asthma
Summary: An educational colouring in book that explains what asthma is to children 4 to 8 years old.

Title: Kids' First aid for asthma chart
Summary: Quick action may help prevent an asthma attack from becoming an asthma emergency.

Title: My Asthma guide
Summary: My Asthma Guide translates the national guidelines into actions and strategies for people with asthma and their families. It will help you gain a better understanding of asthma and how it affects you or your family

Title: National Asthma Council Australia Asthma Action Plan
Summary: Many written asthma action plans are available, as different action plans suit different people. The asthma action plan chosen should be appropriate for the person’s age, educational status, language and culture.

Title: Protect yourself from Thunderstorm Asthma (poster)
Summary: A poster - Protect yourself from thunderstorm asthma

Title: Symbicort SMART Asthma Action Plan - rapihaler only
Summary: This asthma action plan is specifically for patients using the combination medication Symbicort (budesonide and eformoterol) maintenance and reliever therapy (SMART). Note Symbicort is not recommended for use in Australia in children under 12 years.

Title: Symbicort SMART Asthma Action Plan - turbuhaler only
Summary: This asthma action plan is specifically for patients using the combination medication Symbicort (budesonide and eformoterol) maintenance and reliever therapy (SMART). Note Symbicort is not recommended for use in Australia in children under 12 years.

Title: Thunderstorm Asthma - community fact sheet
Summary: This community facthsheet explain epidemic thunder storm asthma. People who have asthma or hay fever can get severe asthma symptoms during pollen season when  high grass pollen counts combine with a certain type of thunderstorm. When a large number of people develop asthma symptoms over a short period of time, this is known  as epidemic thunderstorm asthma. Epidemic thunderstorm asthma events are uncommon and don’t occur every year. In south-east Australia they can happen during grass pollen season from October through December. Thunderstorm asthma can affect those with asthma or hay fever – especially people who experience wheezing or coughing with their hay fever. That’s why it’s important for people with asthma or hay fever to know about thunderstorm asthma and what they can do to help protect themselves during grass  pollen season.

Title: Thunderstorm Asthma overview (video)
Summary: Find out more about thunderstorm asthma and how it affects people with asthma and hay fever.

Title: What is Thunderstorm Asthma?
Summary: Thunderstorm asthma is asthma that is triggered by a particular type of thunderstorm when there is high amounts of grass pollen in the air (typically between October and end December). It can result in people wheezing, feeling short of breath, and tight in the chest with coughing. This can be sudden, serious, and even life threatening.

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