Asthma is caused by the narrowing of the airways in the lungs, and symptoms can include wheezing, coughing (particularly at night), chest tightness, difficulty in breathing and shortness of breath. Most common cause of asthma in Victoria is due to common colds. Asthma is a treatable health condition. Although at present there is no cure, with good management, people with asthma may lead normal, active lives. At Victoria Street Medical Group, we prepare asthma management plans for school children. These are best reviewed yearly.
An acute episode of asthma is best managed by following the advice of your doctor as given in your asthma action plan -see following link https://www.nationalasthma.org.au/asthma-first-aid
Please discuss with our doctor the best way to manage your asthma and ensure that you discuss any concerns. For further information, please refer the National Asthma Council Australia website www.nationalasthma.org.au.