Asthma affects many people of all ages

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    Asthma is a chronic and common condition of the airways affecting many people of all ages.

    Across the UK the number of people receiving treatment for asthma is in the region of 5.4m, with a person in one in five households suffering from the condition. Everyone is different and taking preventative measures to avoid asthma attacks and other complications begins by understanding the causes and the many triggers of asthma.

    Useful links

  • Asthma UK
    Everything you need to know about asthma including the latest asthma information and news from Northern Ireland Visit Asthma UK »
  • NHS Choices
    Includes an 'asthma symptom checker', real life stories from asthma sufferers and asthma news from around the world Visit NHS Choices »

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