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What is Asthma


Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airway. Although it is a common condition, symptoms can vary widely from person to person and may come and go depending on the situation. People with asthma often experience trouble breathing and have a persistent cough.

Action Plans:
An Asthma Action Plan is a set of instructions written out by your health care provider that can help you better manage your asthma. It can help you decide what to do if you have symptoms so that you get them under control as soon as possible.

Access an example of an Action Plan.

For more information on Asthma (symptoms, trigger, diagnosis, etc), you can access the 'Breathing Easier Guide'.


Hospitals

Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario

Cornwall Community Hospital - Outpatient Respiratory Care Clinic

The Ottawa Hospital
  • Civic Campus
  • General Campus
  • Riverside Campus

  • The Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre


    Community Health Centres

    Education sessions at all of the following community health centres are provided by a registered respiratory therapist/certified respiratory educator who will also assess patients’ symptoms and evaluate their treatment plan.
    Patients can refer themselves or be referred by a health care provider.


    Carlington Community Health Centre

    Centretown Community Health Centre

    North Lanark Community Health Centre

    Pinecrest Queensway Community Health centre

    Rainbow Valley Community Health Centre

    Sandy Hill Community Health Centre

    Seaway Valley Community Health Centre-Lung Health Program

    Somerset West Community Health Centre

    Somerset West Community Health Centre-Rosemount Branch

    South East Ottawa Community Health Centre

    South Nepean Community Health Centre

    Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health

    Whitewater Bromley Community Health Centre satellite


    Family Health Teams

    Lower Outaouais Family Health Team

    Ottawa Valley Family Health Team

    West Champlain Family Health Team


    Asthma Education Centres

    The Lung Association's Respiratory Health Centre-Ottawa



    Last updated March 15, 2016

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