Research has revolutionised the lives of people with asthma


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Living with Severe Asthma

How does severe asthma affect people's lives?

Sometimes, you may feel alone and that no one understands how significantly asthma affects your life. However, awareness of severe asthma is increasing and better support and understanding are on their way.

If you are struggling with your asthma symptoms speak to your doctor or call the 1800 ASTHMA Helpline (1800 278 462)

Asthma Australia recently funded research to explore the experiences of Australian’s living with severe asthma.  Researchers asked people how asthma and asthma treatment impact their quality of life and their capacity to lead the kind of life they want.

Below are quotes directly from the study describing what living with severe asthma is like for people like you.

Daily symptom burden



Impact of asthma on daily life


Mental and emotional health 


Impact on family


Public awareness


Quotes are directly referenced from: Foster, J. M., Mcdonald, V., Gup, M., & Reddel, H. K. (2017). "I have lost in every facet of my life: the hidden burden of severe asthma. European Respiratory Journal, 50(1700765).

Funding for this study was provided by Asthma Australia. Asthma Australia had no role in the design, conduct, analysis or interpretation of the study, nor did they see the manuscript before submission.



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