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Doctors define asthma as a "chronic inflammatory disease of the airway"

Asthma usually begins with a dry cough and tightness in the chest. Symptoms can worsen until breathing becomes laboured and wheezing occurs.

This page provides all the information and support you need. We share information on asthma: causes, symptoms, and treatments. There is also a Q&A service which gives you the opportunity to ask any further questions.


A sleep diary is a record of an individual's sleeping and waking times with related information, usually over a period of several weeks.
This data alone can help people pin point factors favouring good sleep.

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