›› Asthma

Asthma is an inherited condition which causes difficulty in breathing. A person with
asthma may experience;

Sudden attacks of breathlessness may require hospitalization. Asthma is
normally treated with an inhaler.

Symptoms

The main symptom of asthma is wheezing caused by contraction of the airway.
A cough may also be present. Symptoms are worse at night or in the morning.

Treatments

Wheezing and shortness of breath can often be treated by a portable
inhaler which will relax and smooth muscle in the walls of the airways.

Related Links

Asthma UK
The UK’s independent asthma charity with asthma news, information, treatment and research.