Asthma is a condition that affects the airways - the small tubes that carry air in and out of the lungs. People with asthma have airways that are almost always red and sensitive (inflamed). Asthma symptoms can include coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath or a tight feeling in the chest.
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Offers information on causes, treatment and management.
Breath of Life
An exhibition examining the history of asthma, personal experiences, and treatments.
Buteyko Breathing Clinic Ireland
Natural treatment of asthma, emphysema, bronchiectasis and bronchitis using Buteyko Breathing Clinic method. Chapters of the book Asthma Free Naturally available free.
Chemical Sensitivity, Asthma and Allergy
Research site concerning airway hyperreactivity. Includes abstracts, and information to download. [.pdf format]
eMedicine Health - Asthma
Consumer health resource center providing an overview of asthma and its causes, symptoms and treatment.
eMedicine Health - Asthma FAQs
Consumer health resource providing a list of answers to commonly asked asthma questions.
eMedicine Health: Asthma in Pregnancy
Consumer health resource center providing information catered to pregnant asthmatics.
Article covering clinical information, diagnosis, and treatment. Includes prescribing information.
Consumer health resource center providing information on exercise for asthmatics. From eMedicine Health.
A Focus on Asthma
Includes articles, news, drug information, and a message board.
Mayo Clinic: Asthma
Provides comprehensive information on the condition, treatments, and management.
Information on symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment.
Medscape: Asthma Resource Center
Includes news, conference summaries, practice guidelines, abstracts, links to government and professional web sites, and consumer information.
Provides parents and children information about this disorder, how to read a peak flow meter, what triggers an attack, and how to control it.
National Asthma Campaign
Includes general information, a personal plan, and message board. Offers sections for Health Professionals and Researchers.
NHS Choices: Asthma
Provides information including an animation and details of symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment and living with the condition.
Consumer health resource center providing information on the causes, symptoms, and treatment. From eMedicine Health.
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