Asthma Fact Sheet

Breathing and asthma

An informative fact sheet about breathing and asthma. Breathing is something we all take for granted – we do it all the time! However, for a variety of reasons, not everyone breathes as well as they could.

Asthma Fact Sheet

House dust mites

An informative fact sheet about house dust mites. Around 70-80% of asthma in New Zealand is associated with allergies. One of the most common allergens (substances which provoke an allergic reaction) is in the faecal waste produced by the house dust mite.

Asthma Fact Sheet

Moving house with asthma

An informative fact sheet about moving house with asthma. People often wonder what impact their new location might have on their asthma.

Asthma Fact Sheet

Other medicines and asthma

An informative fact sheet about other medicines and asthma. There are a number of medicines available that can make asthma worse in some people.

Asthma Fact Sheet

Pets and asthma

An informative fact sheet about pets and asthma. Many families choose a cuddly cat or dog for their family pet. However, these seemingly harmless animals can be trigger factors for some people with asthma.

Asthma Fact Sheet

Plants, gardening and asthma

An informative fact sheet about plants, gardening and asthma. Gardening used to be a no-no for people with asthma and hay fever.

Asthma Fact Sheet

Sport, medication and asthma

An informative fact sheet about sport, medication and asthma. Any sports person who uses any asthma medication needs to know the rules about its use when it comes to their sport.

Asthma Fact Sheet

Talking with your doctor and nurse

An informative fact sheet about talking with your doctor and nurse. Good communication with your doctor and nurse is an essential part of your health care.

Asthma Fact Sheet

Women and Asthma

An informative fact sheet about women and Asthma. Although boys are more likely than girls to have Asthma, adult women are more likely than men to have Asthma.

Asthma Fact Sheet

Your unborn child, Asthma and allergies

An informative fact sheet about your unborn child, asthma and allergies. About one in three New Zealanders will be affected by allergies some time during their life.