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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.
02 Oct 2020... Knowing Asthma First Aid can save a life. A sudden or severe flare-up is also called an asthma attack. An asthma attack can happen to anyone with asthma at any time. Do not wait until asthma symptoms are severe to start Asthma First Aid. Click the poster to download Asthma First Aid instructions.
01 Nov 2017... Epidemic thunderstorm asthma events are uncommon and don't occur every year. In southeast Australia, they can happen during the 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 the grass pollen season.
01 Sep 2020... Thunderstorm asthma is asthma that is triggered by a particular type of thunderstorm when there are high amounts of grass pollen in the air (typically between October and the end of 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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