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"It feels like there is an elephant sitting on my chest."

That's how a young asthmatic described a severe asthma attack. Asthma is a breathing disease that affects Australians young and old. The condition affects the airways that carry air in and out of the lungs. The muscles tighten and the airway narrows making it very hard to breathe. The symptoms of asthma may be mild, moderate or severe.Even though asthma can have a major impact on a suffere'rs quality of life, the right mediaction, treatment and prevention plan can make astma manageable.

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