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Diagnosing asthma in adults

If you think you may have asthma, speak to your GP. Your GP will ask you about your symptoms and examine you. This may be enough for them to be able to tell if you have asthma.

They may also ask you to take some tests. These tests can confirm that you have asthma and rule out other conditions.

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Endorsed by community respiratory physician, Canterbury DHB. Updated May 2017.

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Preparing for your doctor's visit

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