What Causes Asthma?
Asthma, like it’s related allergic conditions eczema and hay fever, often runs in the family and may be inherited. There are may aspects of modern life style such as housing, diet & number of other environmental factors which contributes to someone developing asthma. Smoking during pregnancy increases the chance of a child developing asthma. Poor air quality can be a trigger if you already have asthma.

Is there a cure for Asthma?
Unfortunately, there isn’t. The results of researches going on in this aspects might lead to even more effective asthma treatments and an even better quality of life for everyone who has asthma.

How can I help to prevent Asthma Attacks?
Besides taking your preventer medication regularly, you can help yourself by getting to know the things that trigger your asthma and avoiding them where possible.

What if I have an attack?
· Take your reliever inhaler immediately
· If the reliever has no effect aster 5 to 10 minutes call your doctor or an ambulance
· Continue to take reliever medication every few minutes until help arrive.

Are Steroids safe for me to take?
Many people with asthma use the preventer that contains low dose of inhaled steroid. There are few side effects inhaled steroids. You may experience local side effects such as hoarse voice or sore throat. However, if you have very severe asthma and need to take steroid tablets for long period of time, there may be some side effects such as thinning of bones or weight gain. It is important to discuss concerns with your doctor.

Will my child grow out of asthma?
About one in three children with mild asthma seem to overcome symptom free by the time they are adults. Others may find that their symptoms become milder. Unfortunately it is not possible to predict which children will improve although there is no guarantee that symptoms will go away, they can usually be well controlled. Asthma should not be left untreated in the hope that your child will grow out of it. Appropriate treatment and avoidance of triggers will help to control your child’s symptoms.