Asthma Management Handbook

Preventive healthcare in people with asthma


This section contains guidance and information about strategies to help improve asthma control in people who already have asthma, in addition to asthma medicines.

It includes a summary of key points about lifestyle factors (smoking, nutrition, physical activity and healthy weight), which are already the focus of broader chronic disease preventive health strategies in primary care.

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Detailed information about these factors and related comorbidities is available elsewhere in this handbook. See the following sections:

Other prevention measures

For information on preventing asthma from developing in people without asthma, see Primary prevention of asthma.

For information on asthma medicines and preventing asthma symptoms or flare-ups, see Managing asthma in adults and Managing asthma in children.

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