Why do some people get asthma?
Asthmatics are genetically predisposed to the condition...
Learn about the different symptoms of asthma and levels of severity...
There are a number of recognised variants of asthma...
A number of factors can trigger an asthma attack...
Some people may go for months without experiencing any symptoms and then get struck down with an asthma attack. Others may feel continually breathless...
Asthma Treatment Options
Conventional and complementary therapy options...
Preventer and reliever medications for asthma - how they work and can they ever be discontinued?...
Warnings on Common Asthma Drugs
There is now a large body of evidence documenting the role of bronchodilators on asthma exacerbations. Countless studies going back to the 1970s have highlighted the danger in over-using asthma medication...
Asthma Relief with Buteyko
Buteyko is a strategy to retrain dysfunctional breathing based on the postulation that asthma results from an abnormal breathing pattern. Asthma is believed to be the bodys responses (a defence mechanism) to hyperventilation or in simple terms, over-breathing...
Breathing Techniques for Asthma
Ten years of published studies 1998 - 2008.
It surprises many people to learn that, according to medical literature, no other treatment for asthma has ever achieved better results than Buteyko's Method...
Asthma Peak Flow Meters
A peak flow meter is one way to determine the severity of your asthma. It measures your maximum speed of expiration, or peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR or PEF). Peak flow readings are higher when your asthma is well managed and airways are relaxed and lower when your asthma is worse and the airways are constricted. Your doctor will determine your optimal peak flow measure and advise you to take action if it drops below a certain threshold...
Asthma Foundation (NZ) Buteyko fact sheet
Fact sheet provided by the Asthma Foundation outlining what Buteyko is and how it can impact on asthma.
Asthma and Buteyko Case Study
Glenn White was a lifelong asthma sufferer until he retrained his breathing. He is now drug free...