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Who Gets Asthma?

By Kellie Heywood

If you’ve got asthma, you’re certainly not alone. Let’s look take a snapshot of who gets asthma in Australia.

Asthma is chronic (or long-term) condition in which the muscles around the airways tighten and the lining of the airways swell and produce sticky mucus. This can mean that it’s difficult to breathe and get enough air in and out of the lungs. To learn more about what happening in your body in asthma, please read Lungs and Asthma 101.

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