Asthma: Are you puffing correctly?
Pharmacy offers support for condition
IT’S important asthma is well-managed so sufferers can live life to the full.
The aim of asthma management is to achieve best control.
At Gayndah and Mundubbera Guardian Pharmacies, we can help you improve your asthma management with our respiratory services.
Having “severe” asthma means that it is difficult to treat, but does not mean that you can’t take control with the right medications, lifestyle and support. Someone with “severe” asthma can live as well as someone with mild asthma – it’s all in the level of control.
The most common asthma symptoms are: shortness of breath wheeze chest tightness, and/or a dry, irritating and continual cough (especially at night or early in the morning; with exercise or activity).
These symptoms, caused by the narrowing of the airway, vary from person to person and may also change over time. If your asthma is well-controlled you should only have occasional asthma symptoms.
It’s important to monitor your asthma by being aware and acknowledging if your symptoms are getting worse. Your written Asthma Action Plan, prepared in partnership with your doctor, is a helpful reference to know how to respond.
CHECK-UP: Pharmacist Graham Rowles consults Margaret Mimi on their new respiratory check services that will help keep her asthma in check.