What is Asthma ?

Asthma affects people of all ages! This condition causes narrowing of your airways, which means less air can get into your lungs, and this causes difficulty breathing. For some people the asthma is because of an allergy (this is common in young children especially), or other irritants which can make your airways inflamed.

Symptoms of Asthma

The usual symptoms of asthma are

  • coughing

  • wheezing

  • shortness of breath

  • tightness in the chest

Not everyone will experience these symptoms all the time. It really varies between different people, how well the asthma is managed, and how sensitive you are to the triggers! Please refer to the links opposite.

Living with Asthma

It may be a good idea to start keeping a diary when your asthma gets worse, this will help you to recognise any patterns- then you know what you should avoid!


Asthma Society UK:


NHS Choices: 


Watch the Video for more information.

More detailed patient information: