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One in five families has someone living with asthma.
There are several different signs that you may have asthma and this test will allow you to find out whether or not you are showing these signs.
This tool will provide lots of useful advice and information based on your results. It does not replace a full consultation or diagnosis from a GP.
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Based on your responses today you may have asthma or another respiratory condition.
Make an appointment with your physician so that he or she can give you a proper diagnosis.
There’s no simple test for asthma. It is diagnosed by your doctor after examination, and taking into account how and when symptoms occur.
Tests and investigations that measure the volume and speed of air that you breathe in and out (spirometry) can be useful to confirm whether you have asthma. You may also be given a medicine used to open up the airways (a bronchodilator), to see if this improves how well your lungs work.
If your symptoms worsen, or you are having difficulties breathing, go to an emergency department as you may be having an asthma attack and need urgent attention.
Based on your responses today it is unlikely you have asthma.
If your symptoms do change or seem to get worse, you should arrange an appointment with your physician or contact.
Do you have a long-lasting cough that you have had for more than three weeks?
Do you ever cough at night?
Do you ever feel out of breath or short of breath?
How often do you wheeze, or make an audible sound, when you breathe out?
Do you ever get a feeling of tightness around the chest?
Do your symptoms get worse if you are exposed to any of the following ‘triggers’. You can select more than one.
Do you seem to have chest infections more often than other people?
Is there a history of any of the following conditions in your immediate family? You can select more than one.