Asthma Fact Sheet

Asthma Fact Sheets

A collection of our informative asthma fact sheets

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Other Lung Conditions

Informative fact sheets on conditions such as: acute bronchitis, chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis, bronchiolitis, croup, and chronic persistent wet cough

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Spacers

Informative fact sheets about the use of a spacer, and the use of spacers vs nebulisers.

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Spirometry

An informative fact sheet about spirometry. Spirometry is a simple test that measures how much air you can blow out and how fast.

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Medicines

Helpful fact sheets on 'Safety of Inhaled Corticosteroids (ICS)', and 'Steroid Tablets'

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Complementary and Alternative Medicines

An informative fact sheet about complementary and alternative medicines and therapies. Complementary and alternative therapies usually refer to treatments that do not use medications prescribed by doctors.

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Smoking Cessation

An informative fact sheet about stopping smoking. Tobacco smoking is a major health problem in New Zealand.

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Oxygen

An informative fact sheet about long term oxygen therapy. Long term oxygen therapy (LTOT) is prescribed for people who have a low level of oxygen in their blood and not for everyone who is short of breath.

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Buteyko

An informative fact sheet about buteyko. Buteyko is a breathing technique that focuses on nasal breathing, breath holding and relaxation.

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The Lungs and Cannabis

An informative fact sheet on cannabis and the lungs.