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Technique makes a difference - video animations show how to use your inhaler and spacers.
If you get wheezy with exertion or have a persistent cough, you may have Asthma, which is when your lungs are over-sensitive. Regular reviews (to ‘fine tune’ your medication) will help you feel much better, sleep better and take less time off work.
We’re the UK’s leading asthma charity. There are over five million people with asthma in the UK, and we’re here for them when they need us most.
If you use an action plan, you are four times less likley to have an asthma attack that requires emergency hospital treatment!
Click here to download your planner, fill in your details & print - the rest can be completed with our nurse team at your annual review, or at your convenience.
In this section you can find out about the experience of Asthma and long-term health conditions in young people by seeing and hearing young people share their personal stories on film.
Asthma is a common long-term condition that can cause a cough, wheezing, and breathlessness. The severity of the symptoms varies from person to person. Asthma can be controlled well in most people most of the time.
The British Lung Foundation have more than 230 Breathe Easy support groups throughout the UK.