Facts About Asthma

One in ten people in Australia have asthma, and it affects people of all ages. People with asthma have sensitive airways to their lungs, which react to triggers that set off their asthma; this makes it harder for them to breathe. (Source: Asthma Australia).


How do you recognise asthma?

People with asthma can have a range of symptoms, such as:

  • Breathlessness
  • Wheezing
  • Tight chest feeling
  • Persistent cough

Symptoms often occur at night, early in the morning, or during/after activity, and can often vary from person to person. We recommend you speak to your GP or TerryWhite Chemmart pharmacist if you are unsure whether you suffer from asthma.


How your local TerryWhite Chemmart can help

Our pharmacists can help support those with asthma and their carers by providing:

  • Inhaler technique checks to help you get the most out of your medication (click to view the inhaler technique video from Asthma Australia)
  • Spacers to help improve how much medication reaches the lungs
  • Your Asthma Control Score Check so you can check your asthma progress
  • Medication management assistance, such as keeping your prescription on file or sending SMS reminders when you’re due for a repeat


Asthma Australia

With like-minded visions and values, TerryWhite Chemmart has developed a partnership with Asthma Australia to focus on delivering better health outcomes for Australians.

Asthma Australia and the Asthma Foundations have been the leaders in asthma health care and research for over 50 years, delivering high-quality support to people with asthma and their carers.  As one of the country’s largest and most respected respiratory organisations, Asthma Australia delivers evidence-based preventative health strategies to over 200,000 people every year.