Asthma Signs and Diagnosis
Receiving an asthma diagnosis
It can be scary to learn your child has asthma, a chronic breathing condition that occurs when the airways in the lungs become swollen and make breathing difficult. But, receiving that diagnosis is the first step to helping them breathe better. Learn the signs and symptoms of asthma as well as how our breathing experts test for, diagnose and treat asthma in kids.
Read more about what asthma is
Our families discuss their diagnosis
Here, Angela and Claudia discuss how they came to suspect asthma, and how they found the treatment their children needed.
Asthma treatment options and resources
Seeing your child struggle to breathe can be scary. Our multidisciplinary Asthma Program can make an asthma diagnosis more manageable, and we strive to get children well and stay well, both at home and at school.
Managing your child’s asthma
We don't just focus on a child's illness; we focus on the child. That's why our multidisciplinary team is made up of many different specialists – from asthma and allergy doctors, to child life and social work specialists.
Asthma care just for kids
Our Program treats children with common to severe asthma with a focus on managing asthma so kids can continue to do the things they love. We bring special attention through kid-focused care by ensuring children can focus on fun rather than feeling like they're at the doctor's office.
Additional asthma resources
Browse inspiring stories from other patients living with breathing problems.
Here, new approaches and technologies could help kids with asthma improve their lung function by adulthood.
Our team works together at every visit to help children get and stay well, both at home and at school.
Partnership with the University of Colorado School of Medicine
Children's Hospital Colorado partners with the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where many of our physicians and care providers serve as faculty.