Asthma Fact Sheet

Allergy and Asthma Fact Sheet

An informative fact sheet about allergies and asthma. An allergy occurs when the body's immune system over-reacts to a normally harmless substance.

Copd Fact Sheet

Energy saving tips for COPD

Informative fact sheet on how to save energy for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Asthma Fact Sheet

Adult onset asthma

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.

Fact Sheet

What is Bronchiectasis?

An informative fact sheet about Bronchiectasis. In Bronchiectasis the airways become damaged, scarred and permanently enlarged.

Fact Sheet

What is Bronchiolitis?

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.

Asthma Fact Sheet

Anaesthetics and asthma

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.

Asthma Fact Sheet

Asthma First Aid

An informative fact sheet about asthma first aid. The six steps to follow.

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

Peak Flow Monitoring

An informative fact sheet about peak flow monitoring. A peak flow meter is a small plastic device with a measuring gauge on the side.

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.