Respiratory

Asthma is caused by inflammation of the airways. These are the small tubes, called bronchi, which carry air in and out of the lungs. If you have asthma, the bronchi will be inflamed and more sensitive than normal. Our practice nurses have specialist asthma qualifications. During their appointments, they monitor your overall condition, offer advice, answer any queries and ensure your treatment is effective.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the name for a collection of lung diseases including chronic bronchitis, emphysema and chronic obstructive airways disease. People with COPD have trouble breathing in and out. This is referred to as airflow obstruction. Breathing difficulties are caused by long-term damage to the lungs, usually because of smoking.

Asthma and COPD appointments

We offer appointments to diagnose and to help patients to manage their asthma or COPD.

We like to see all our patients who have been diagnosed with these conditions at least once a year, depending on the severity of your condition, we may invite you to come to the clinic more often in order to ensure we give you the care you require.

Useful links

How to use A2A spacer:

https://www.rightbreathe.com/spacers/a2a-spacer-clement-clarke-international-ltd-1-device/?s=&device_type=spacer

 

How to use an Inhaler:

Right Breathe – https://www.rightbreathe.com/?s=

Asthma UK – https://www.asthma.org.uk/advice/inhaler-videos/

 

How to use a Peak flow Meter:

https://www.asthma.org.uk/advice/manage-your-asthma/peak-flow/

COPD :  COPD Top Tips for Winter 2020

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