An informative fact sheet about allergies and asthma. An allergy occurs when the body's immune system over-reacts to a normally harmless substance.
Informative fact sheet on how to save energy for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
An informative fact sheet about adult onset asthma. Adult onset asthma generally refers to the onset of asthma for the first time in an adult.
An informative fact sheet about Bronchiectasis. In Bronchiectasis the airways become damaged, scarred and permanently enlarged.
An informative fact sheet about bronchiolitis. Bronchiolitis is a common illness usually caused by a viral respiratory infection which leads to breathing problems in babies and children less than one year of age.
An informative fact sheet about anaesthetics and asthma. Surgery can be worrying for many people, but for people who have asthma the concerns are often greater.
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.
An informative fact sheet about moving house with asthma. People often wonder what impact their new location might have on their 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.
An informative fact sheet about peak flow monitoring. A peak flow meter is a small plastic device with a measuring gauge on the side.
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.