fold-close-button

Research has revolutionised the lives of people with asthma

campaign-banner

What is severe asthma?

People with severe asthma have trouble with frequent asthma symptoms or flare-ups even when taking the highest level of recommended treatment, or needing the highest level of recommended treatment continuously to control their asthma. They may also have experienced severe attacks despite taking preventative treatment. 

Severe asthma is a term used by doctors to mean that your asthma symptoms are severe, frequent or you experience frequent asthma flare-ups, despite taking high dose inhaled combination preventer medication regularly and correctly, or needing frequent or even continuous oral corticosteroid (steroid) medication. For this diagnosis to be clear it's important that the diagnosis of asthma is confirmed by lung function testing and chest imaging, and other conditions that can make asthma worse have been treated. 

‘Severe asthma’ is sometimes referred to as:

  • severe refractory asthma OR
  • treatment-resistant asthma

This means asthma does not respond as well as in most people to common inhaled preventer medications.

  • How is severe asthma different from other types of asthma?
  • How common is severe asthma?
  • Who gets severe asthma?
  • Why does severe asthma occur?
  • What are signs and symptoms of severe asthma?

 

National Supporters

Principal Partner:

hudsons-coffee-logo-port-melbourne-vic-834

 

Website Partner: 

Dyson-Logo-1

 


 
 


     
Program Partners:

air-physio-logo

Health logo 

bird_healthcare_logo


 
 

Livingstone-logo

 

teacher-health-logo

 whitemagic_logo

 
Research Partners: hudsons-coffee-logo-port-melbourne-vic-834


 

 ENJO-Logo-RGB

   
Campaign Partner:  ooh-unmissable
 

  flo_circle_logo_web_use_colour

logo tarkett blue

 

 

State Supporters

ACT-Health-logo
nsw-health-logo  Qld_Gov   
Fay Fuller Foundation Logo
 SA_partners_electranet  SA_partners_sapower  

 


Major Partners: 


 Aussie Natural Spring Water  BUPA  


 Lotterywest  DoH  Telethon
:  

 

 

 
: