programme One: Asthma

1. I get wheezy when I do exercise - should I give up?
No! Exercise - especially in cold air can make asthma symptoms worse, but it's more important to stay active. If walking or running outside you should use a scarf over your mouth and nose to warm the air. You should also take an extra puff of your quick-acting inhaler about 10 minutes before any planned exercise.

2. My son has asthma, he's 7, will he grow out of it?)
Asthma is more common in children than adults. Many children "grow out" of asthma as they get older but for others it persists throughout their life.

If someone is going to grow out of asthma this will usually happen by the age of 15. If they continue to have symptoms beyond this it is more likely to stay with them.

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