What is Asthma?

This section outlines what asthma is and how it affects the body.

Asthma and the body

Asthma and the body

When you breathe, air travels into your lungs and through your airways. People with asthma have over-sensitive airways which react to certain triggers.

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Learn about asthma

Learn about asthma

Asthma is common throughout New Zealand and can affect anyone at any age. New Zealanders continue to die from asthma every year.

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