Animals are a common cause for asthma. Besides common household pets such as cats and dogs, other animals such as guinea pigs, birds and hamsters can also trigger asthmatic symptoms.

Disclaimer: This visual was created for the sole intention of creating asthma awareness. No discrimination whatsoever is intended towards animals.

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Asthma is a non-curable lung disease that could affect anyone as young as young as 6 years old.
2.0 90% 50%
million sufferers uncontrolled cases children are wheezing by the age of 6

Is your asthma under control?

Your asthma score is a way to help you and your doctor decide if your asthma is under control or whether there is a need for improvement.

In the past 4 weeks, how much of the time did your asthma keep you from getting as much done at work, school, or at home?

Your Score



If you, a friend or family member have an asthma attack, follow the emergency advice.

Take 2 puffs of reliever inhaler, 1 puff at a time.

Sit up and stay calm.

Take slow deep breaths.

Take 1 puff of reliever inhaler every minute if there is no improvement.

Call 999 if symptoms do not improve after 10 minutes or you are worried.

Repeat step 4 if an ambulance does not arrive within 10 minutes.

Living with Asthma

You are not alone. Asthma is a serious condition affecting people from all walks of life. Here is where we share real-life stories penned by people living with asthma.

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Asthma is a condition that affects many individuals in Malaysia. 

Despite the advances in modern treatment, the prevalence of poorly controlled asthmatics are increasing. Among the cornerstones of good asthma management are disease awareness and control among patients. Thus health promotions are extremely vital.

With this in mind, I welcome the launch of Asthma Malaysia as a platform to educate and empower patients with asthma. The Ministry of Health is always very supportive of such initiatives that engage patients and help them lead a healthier and more fulfilling life.

I wish Asthma Malaysia all the best and look forward to their health awareness campaigns.