Author: Nicole Taylor

Pregnancy and Asthma

Pregnancy can be a worrying time, with morning sickness, hormones and preparing for a new part of your family. Having asthma while you’re pregnant may make you worry more, especially because it’s hard to predict how being pregnant will affect your asthma as it’s different for every woman. How pregnancy can affect asthma: According to NHS Choices pregnancy is not likely to bring on asthma if you didn’t previously have it. They also state that around 1/3 of pregnant women will see an improvement with their asthma, 1/3 will see no change and 1/3 of women find that their...

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Asthma Facts

It can be hard to get to grip with asthma, especially when you’ve just been diagnosed. You might feel overwhelmed with what medication you need to take and when and what asthma is. That’s why we’ve gathered together our top five asthma facts you need to know. 1. What is asthma? According to Asthma UK, it is a long-term condition that affects the tubes carrying air in and out of your lungs. If you have asthma your airways are seen as sensitive and inflamed and likely to react when they come into contact with something they don’t like, for...

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The Price of Asthma

Most adults with asthma will need to pay a prescription charge for their medicines, but if you need to take a lot of medication, paying for each item individually can get quite expensive. If you’re 16 or younger, 16-18 and in full-time education or if you’re 60 or older, you can get your prescriptions for free, including your asthma medication. If you don’t feel that your prescription is worth the expense, remember your preventer medicine works in the long term to lower your risk of having an asthma attack. So you should take it even when you feel well....

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Other ways to help your asthma

Alongside the medicines your GP has prescribed you, there are also several complementary therapies that you may have read about as possible ways to help with your asthma.These complementary therapies are not meant as a replacement for your medication, but to be used alongside it. These include: Breathing exercises Traditional Chinese herbal medicine Homeopathy Dietary Supplements. If you’re looking at ways to help manage your asthma alongside your medication, here are three common complementary therapies: Mindfulness: The word mindfulness is becoming more common, from colouring books to mindful eating being mindful can help us enjoy life more and understand...

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Asthma Inhalers

Your Guide to Asthma Inhalers: Reliever Inhaler: Reliever inhalers, which are usually blue, are designed to act quickly to treat the symptoms of asthma in an emergency. When you’re having an asthma attack your reliever inhaler gets the medicine straight to your lungs, so that it can relax the muscles surrounding your airways. This should help your airways open more widely and make it easier to breathe again. Anyone diagnosed with asthma will be prescribed a reliever inhaler; this is so that you can relieve asthma symptoms quickly. You should use your reliever inhaler as soon as you notice...

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