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About Asthma
What Is Asthma?
How to Tell if You Have Asthma
Who Gets Asthma?
Common Asthma Triggers
What to Expect if You Have Asthma
What to Do if Your Asthma Worsens
Treatment
Taking Control
Lifestyle
Resources & Support
About Asthma

Asthma is a common condition that's anything but simple. Symptoms vary widely from person to person and from situation to situation.

Still, there's a lot that's known about asthma, and you'll find much of it here. Every year, about 250 Canadians die from asthma. Most of these deaths, however, could have been prevented with proper education and management.

The goal of this section is to provide you with the latest knowledge. After all, the more you know about asthma, the better you can control it.

With all the information you'll find here - no matter what kind of symptoms you experience, no matter how long you've had asthma - you'll soon be able to enjoy life to the fullest.

Click here for Asthma Statistics in Canada, produced by the National Lung Health Framework.

Asthma Facts and Statistics FAQ.


Do You Know Your Triggers?

Learn what things can cause asthma symptoms - and how you can avoid them. Plus, find out why, despite what you might think, you could be more affected by indoor triggers than outdoor triggers.

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Asthma Basics Booklet Series

We developed the Asthma Basics Steps to help you learn about good asthma control. Use these booklets to learn more about asthma diagnosis, triggers and medications, as well to guide your discussions with you doctor, pharmacist and asthma educator.

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DISCLAIMER: Content on this website is for information purposes only andnot a substitute for a qualified medical professional.
For specific information treatment and management your asthma and/or potential side effects of medications and
treatment, please consult your physician.