Asthma: How Does it Affect the Body?

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Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition characterised by both excessive variation in lung function (more variation and at a greater magnitude than a healthy person would experience), and variable respiratory symptoms, which may include but are not limited to wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing and chest tightness.

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Asthma is estimated over 2.7 million Australians (11% of the population), with a mortality rate of approximately 1.3 per 100,000 people. Asthma cannot be cured, but if managed properly, most people should be able to enjoy unhindered lives.


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Wendy Abigail
04 Sep 2021
Enjoyed this refresher on asthma. Has great resource links to review further information.
Pamela Boyd
31 Jul 2020
Well done, well presented, thanks.
Louise Coburn
29 Aug 2020
Concise and informative overview of asthma causes, symptoms and presentation.
Keshav Bashyal
19 May 2021
Very informative resources.
robyn vouden
15 Mar 2021
Very informative and I feel that I have reinforced my existing knowledge
Nini Win
10 Apr 2023
Enrolled Nurse
Easy to read
Nadia Franich
25 May 2021
clear & concise, informative & easy to understand
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Gurpreet Kaur
31 Mar 2020
Good information.
James Lloyde
30 Mar 2023
Good information
Patrick Yam
27 Mar 2023
Registered Nurse
comprehensive resource
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