Asthma – Better Health Channel
Asthma is a common disease of the airways. During an asthma attack, the airways narrow, reducing the flow of air in and out of the lungs. This may lead to wheezing and coughing. Pollen, cigarette smoke, colds and flu can cause an asthma attack. About one in ten Australians have asthma. A range of programs and services are available to support people with asthma.