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Asthma health centre

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Symptoms & types

Can you recognise the many common -- and uncommon -- symptoms of asthma? Without a good understanding of the different asthma symptoms and the various types of asthma, it’s difficult to treat this condition with medications and breathe easier. Learn more and prevent asthma attacks.


Do you have to wheeze in order to have asthma? Not at all! Discover the specific signs and symptoms of asthma. Find out how early treatment can help you manage asthma symptoms and live an active life.

Some asthma symptoms may develop days before breathing tests show a significant decline in lung function. Yet in some situations the symptoms develop suddenly.

What is wheezing? What causes it? Find out how to recognise this common asthma symptom.


Do allergies make you cough, wheeze, and sneeze? Read more about allergic asthma, so you can prevent these symptoms.

Exercise-induced asthma can make physical activity difficult, even frightening. Find out about pre-treatment with exercise-induced asthma, and learn how you can be active again.

Do you suffer from frequent coughs? You may have asthma. Read about cough-variant asthma and how it is treated.

Is your asthma work-related? Learn about asthma in the workplace and how to prevent an asthma attack.

Does asthma keep you awake at night? Discover the signs and symptoms, prevention, and treatment of nocturnal asthma so you can sleep better.


Fungal asthma is asthma caused by fungus.

Thunderstorm asthma is caused by the effect a storm has on pollen.

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