Home > Medical > Asthma > Tools How asthma-smart are you? All sections in Tools » Fitness » Diet » Mind » Medical » General Don’t let asthma get the better of you! By making sure you understand the condition and know how to manage it, asthma shouldn’t stop you doing all those things you want to do. You can have asthma and still go boogie boarding, mountain bike riding and keep pace with your friends. Here’s a quiz to test just how much you understand about asthma. Tell us whether you think the following sentences are True or False. When you’ve finished, click on the Enter button and check your score. Asthma is contagious and when I feel chesty, I must be sure not to breathe on others in case they also develop asthma. TrueFalse Asthma is caused by inflammation of the airways. The bronchi swell and mucus is secreted, making it difficult to breathe. TrueFalse A peak flow meter measures your temperature. TrueFalse Cigarette smoke can trigger an asthma attack. As far as possible I should avoid smoky places and say no when my friends encourage me to take a puff of their cigarettes. TrueFalse I should only take my medication when my asthma is playing up. If I’m feeling fine, there’s no need to take it. TrueFalse I can test how well I have my asthma under control by regularly using a peak flow meter. Using a peak flow meter is also useful to test how effective my medication is. TrueFalse You shouldn’t really play sport if you’re asthmatic as it may make your condition worse. TrueFalse Don’t worry if you start wheezing. If you’re going to have an asthma attack there are other warning signs to alert you. TrueFalse Severe asthmatics need a plan of action in the event of a severe asthma attack. TrueFalse Asthma only affects children. By the time you’re a teenager, you’ll 'outgrow' the condition. TrueFalse Diet Tools Fitness Tools General Tools Medical Tools Mind Tools Am I eating correctly to lose weight? Am I eating correctly to stabilise my blood sugar levels? Am I eating right for my diabetes? Am I eating right to improve insulin resistance? Am I eating to control PMS? Am I eating to optimise my health? Am I eating to optimise my pregnancy? Am I eating to prevent heartburn? Am I eating too little protein? Am I eating too much fat? Am I eating too much protein? Am I eating too much sugar? Am I feeding my baby correctly? Am I healthy for breastfeeding? Are you at risk for developing osteoporosis? Are you ready for weight loss? Calcium calculator Do I need a vitamin C supplement? Glycaemic index tool Is my child eating properly? Is my vegetarian diet balanced? Is your diet causing headaches? Is your diet doomed to failure? Is your diet heart-healthy? Vit & Min doses per day Find your workout personality Flexibility test Push-up test Sit-up test Step test for endurance Target heart rate calculator Are you happily single? Are you practical? Are you ready to have a baby? Are you ready to quit smoking? Are you still wasting time on sibling rivalry? Can you save a life? Is my girlfriend pregnant? Is this relationship going to work? More than friends? Ready for sex? Rogue's gallery Test your sex toy IQ What kind of friend are you? Would you survive disaster? Your sun sense Addicted to pills? Am I at risk for hypertension? Am I at risk of COPD? Am I at risk of IBS? Am I optimising my child's health? Are you at risk for ED? Are you at risk for prostate cancer? Are you at risk of a heart attack? Are you at risk of a vaginal infection? Are you drinking too much? Are you using the wrong painkillers? Assess your risk for foot problems Assess your risk for HIV/Aids Blood alcohol test Check your COPD facts Could I have high cholesterol? Do you suffer from ED? Hair Loss Myths Quiz How healthy is your prostate? How much do you know about menopause? Is my heartburn serious? Quiz: is breast augmentation surgery right for you? Why am I so tired? Why am I so tired? Are you a hypochondriac? Are you a sex addict? Are you ambitious? Are you depressed? Are you honest? Are you ready for sex? Assess your stress Blood alcohol test Could you be bipolar? Daily activities and social independence test Do I have OCD? Do you have a problem with alcohol? IQ test advertisement From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks?