Understanding and Managing Asthma

May 6 2024

This World Asthma Day, it’s crucial to shed light on this chronic respiratory condition that affects millions of Australians. Asthma is one of the most common long-term health conditions in Australia, with over 2.7 million people diagnosed. Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition that affects the airways in the lungs. People with asthma have sensitive...

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Closing Gaps In Asthma Care (May 3, 2022 is World Asthma Day)

May 3 2022

World Asthma Day (WAD) ( 3 May, 2022) is organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma, (GINA), a World Health Organization collaborative organization founded in 1993.  WAD is held each May to raise awareness of Asthma worldwide. Although asthma cannot be cured, it is possible to manage asthma to reduce and prevent asthma attacks, also...

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What Are Asthma Triggers?

October 17 2018

A trigger is something that sets off or starts asthma symptoms. Everyone’s asthma is different, and everyone has different triggers. For most people with asthma, triggers are only a problem when their asthma is not well-controlled with medicine. There are lots of different triggers, and they might be something that you: catch (cold or flu);...

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Foods To Avoid If You Have Asthma

December 21 2017

There is no particular kind of diet that can cure asthma. In fact, there is no known cure for it except the ones for controlling its symptoms. However, there are some foods that you may refrain from having if you want to keep an attack at bay. It is said that some of the worst asthma...

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Top Foods for Healthy Lungs

December 2 2017

Oxygen is a vital element for our survival. The body’s ability to harness it and utilize it determines the overall health of a person. Apricots Apricots are rich in Vitamin A. Vitamin A is a great sustains the linings of the respiratory tract which then results to the lowering of the risk of infections in the...

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Asthma Checklist

September 23 2017

Colds and flu can hit hard if you have asthma. In fact, the common cold is behind around 4 out of 5 bad asthma attacks. Make sure your lungs are in the best possible shape by following these steps.   1. Get your lungs checked See your doctor for an asthma review before the cold...

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Are you active enough?

October 23 2014

More than half of Australian adults are not active enough. Are you? Physical activity is any activity that gets your body moving, makes your breathing become quicker and your heart beating faster. What are the benefits? Reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease Reduce the risk of, or help to manage, type 2 diabetes Maintain and/or...

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