Asthma

Asthma is a chronic (life time) disease that makes your lungs very sensitive and hard to breathe. Asthma can’t be cured, but with proper treatment, people with asthma can lead normal, active lives.

If you have asthma, your airways (breathing passages) are very sensitive. Certain things can make your airways become swollen and the muscles around the airways can also become tight leaving you breathless.

Meet Emerson who had his breath taken away from asthma.

Learn more about asthma by visiting our Canadian Lung Association website.

Avoid Back-to-School Flareups

Help your kids avoid the September spike in asthma symptoms

As summer winds down, many parents start gearing up for the school year which usually means buying school supplies and longer pants. But for parents of children with asthma, getting ready for school should also include taking steps to protect their children from the “September Spike” – the sharp rise in kids’ asthma symptoms that happens soon after school begins.

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Asthma 30 Second Control Test

Take this test to learn if your asthma is under control.

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Asthma medications come in various forms

•Diskus® • MDI (metered dose inhaler) • oral inhalation • nebulizer • Ellipta® • Twisthaler® • Turbuhaler® • intravenous injection • intramuscular or subcutaneous injection • nasal inhalation • Aerolizer® • subcutaneous injection • nasal pump • orally • Diskhaler® • Respimat® • 

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Products used to treat asthma include

AAdvair® Diskus® •Advair® MDI •Aermony Respiclick™ •Airomir® MDI •Alvesco® MDI •Apo-Ipravent inhalation solution •Apo-Salvent MDI •Arnuity® Ellipta® •Asmanex®Twisthaler® •BBaca Respiclick™ •Breo® Ellipta® •Bricanyl® Turbuhaler® •CCinqair™ •FFasenra® •Flonase® nasal spray •Flovent® Diskus®  •Flovent® HFA •Foradil® Aerolizer® •NNucala™ •OOxeze® Turbuhaler®  •PPMS-Ipratropium inhalation solution •Pulmicort® nebuamp •Pulmicort® Turbuhaler®  •QQVAR® MDI •RRatio-Salbutamol inhalation solution •Rhinaris CS® nasal mist •SSanis-Montelukast tablets •Sanis-Salbutamol Inhaler HFA •Serevent® Diskhaler® disks •Serevent® Diskus® •Singulair® chewable tablets •Sivem-Montelukast tablets •Spiriva® Respimat® •Symbicort® Turbuhaler® •TTeva-Budesonide inhalation solution •Teva-Combo Sterinebs •Teva-Salbutamol SteriNeb •VVentolin® Diskus® •Ventolin® HFA •Ventolin® inhalation solution •ZZaditen® syrup •Zaditen® tablets •Zenhale® •

Active ingredients used to treat asthma include

bbeclomethasone dipropionate • budesonide • cciclesonide • ffluticasone furoate • fluticasone propionate • iipratropium bromide • kketotifen • mmometasone furoate • montelukast sodium • oomalizumab • orciprenaline • oxtriphylline • pprednisone • ssalbutamol sulphate • salmeterol xinafoate • sodium cromoglycate (cromolyn sodium) • tterbutaline sulfate • theophylline • triamcinolone acetonide • 

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Page Last Updated: 06/12/2017