Asthma is a condition which can cause coughing and wheezing. It occurs due to inflammation of the airways and it is sometimes triggered by allergies, such as hay fever or dust mite allergies. The condition can usually be controlled by treatment with an inhaler. Asthma in children may disappear by the time they are a teenager, but it can occur at any age.

Asthma is a common condition, affecting an estimated 1 in 12 people in the United Kingdom. In most cases, it can be controlled with medication and the correct type of exercise. Taking steps to reduce exposure to potential triggers could also reduce the risk of asthma attacks.


If you experience any of the symptoms of asthma, it is important that you have the condition diagnosed professionally. There are also other forms of lung disease, such as emphysema, COPD and bronchitis. Once asthma has been diagnosed, you will be able to receive the appropriate treatment.

As well as taking the prescribed medication, there are other ways to improve the condition, There are plenty of resources online which provide useful advice. Advice ranges from avoiding potential triggers, to natural remedies and changes in diet to relieve the condition.

Before starting any home remedy, it is recommended that you speak to your doctor to ensure that it will be suitable for you. It will also be useful to find a site with feedback and comments on the remedies, as this will give you an idea of their effectiveness.

You may also find it useful to join an online forum or support group for asthmatics. It could be helpful to hear about the experiences others have had. This would also be a good place to get advice from others who have been able to improve or manage the condition with lifestyle changes. Knowing how others have dealt with the condition may help you to improve your own.

In summary:
  • The signs of asthma are coughing and wheezing.
  • Asthma can be controlled with medication.
  • Asthma is a common condition.