How long will I have asthma for?
You may find that your asthma gets better as you get older, but this is not always the case. If your asthma is mild it is more likely to get better. You may find that your asthma is better for a few years and just comes back now and again. The good news is that there are lots of things that you can do so your asthma does not interfere with your life. Talk to your doctor or nurse about the different ways you can take control of your asthma.
What else can I do to make my asthma better?
As well as taking your asthma medicine as your doctor tells you, you should also try to avoid the things that make your asthma worse. These are called asthma triggers.
Everybody’s asthma is different but most people have several different asthma triggers. If you find that you start to cough or get short of breath when you are near a cat, or when you are standing next to someone who is smoking, it is likely that these things are triggering your asthma.
Some of the main asthma triggers are pets, colds and flu, exercise, pollen, house-dust mites and cigarette smoke. It may be difficult at first to work out what makes your asthma worse. Your doctor or nurse can help you to find out what