Many teenagers have asthma, or have had it when they were younger. Some people have problems due to their asthma most days, but most people have difficulty breathing only occasionally. Asthma is one of the most common reasons why students have to take time off school and many young people avoid exercise because exercise triggers their asthma.
To keep asthma under control it is really important to be well educated about your asthma and how to manage it. Your doctor and your local asthma association can give you detailed information about how to manage your asthma.
If you have a younger friend, brother or sister who has asthma, the topics on our Kids’ Health site may be easier for them to understand.
To find out more: Asthma Australia
The information on this site should not be used as an alternative to professional care. If you have a particular problem, see a doctor or other health professional.