AsthmaDiagnosis

Asthma can usually be diagnosed from your symptoms and some simple tests.

overview

Asthma is a common lung condition that causes occasional breathing problems.

symptoms

The main symptoms of asthma include wheezing and shortness of breath. There may be times when the symptoms get better and times when they get worse.

treatments_overview

The main treatments for asthma are inhalers that either ease symptoms when they occur or help stop symptoms occurring.

causes

Asthma is caused by inflammation of the tubes that carry air in and out of the lungs. It's sometimes triggered by things like allergies or smoke.

Page last reviewed: 19/02/2018
Next review due: 19/02/2021