Bet­ter con­trol

Central and North Burnett Times - - ADVICE, TRUST, CARE FOR YOUR HEALTH -

YOU can take con­trol of your asthma by know­ing what med­i­ca­tion to take, how much, when and how you should take it. Your doc­tor will work with you to find the right med­i­ca­tion and amounts for you.

Fol­low th­ese steps to take con­trol to­day.

See your doc­tor reg­u­larly to have your asthma re­viewed for the right amount and type of med­i­ca­tion.

See your phar­ma­cist to learn how to use your in­haler prop­erly or for a six-monthly re­view of tech­nique. If the in­haler is not used cor­rectly, med­i­ca­tion does not get to where it is needed.

Some peo­ple will also ben­e­fit from know­ing their peak flow. This mea­sure­ment is now of­fered in store as part of our re­s­pi­ra­tory checks. This sim­ple test iden­ti­fies if asthma med­i­ca­tion is be­ing used prop­erly or if treat­ment op­tions should be dis­cussed with your doc­tor.

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