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1 in 10 Australians have to deal with asthma. that's over 2 million people. Asthma is a long-term condition that affects a person's breathing. It is a serious cause of ill health. People with asthma experience things like wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing and chest tightness due to widespread narrowing of the airways.
A number of factors are thought to increase your chances of developing asthma. These include:
Having a blood relative (such as a parent or sibling) with asthma
Having another allergic condition
Ways to prevent gettig asthma:
Get vaccinated for influenza and pneumonia.
Identify and avoid asthma triggers.
Monitor your breathing.
Identify and treat attacks early.
Take your medication as prescribed.
Pay attention to increasing quick-relief inhaler use.