This respiratory condition impacts all people differently. Some people may need to miss school or work because they have asthma. Nearly 60 percent of asthmatics limit their physical activity because of asthma symptoms. But the disease not only affects specific individuals but also society.

To increase our patient’s quality of life, our doctors at central health are keen to deliver instructions, education and treatment for those who suffer or know someone who suffers from asthma.

Asthma is caused by the narrowing of the airways in the lungs, and symptoms can include wheezing, coughing (particularly at night), chest tightness, difficulty in breathing and shortness of breath. Asthma is a treatable health condition. Although at present there is no cure, with good management, people with asthma may lead normal, active lives.

Please discuss with your doctor the best way to manage your asthma and ensure that you discuss any concerns. For further information, please refer the National Asthma Council Australia website

www.nationalasthma.org.au