Author: Nicole Taylor

How to Exercise with Asthma

If you’re living with asthma you maybe avoiding exercise as you might find it triggers your symptoms, in fact 33.7% of those we spoke to said just that1. But, this doesn’t have to be the case. If your asthma is well controlled, you might even find exercise beneficial. That’s why we’ve put together some top tips on how to exercise with asthma Your medications: Make sure you’re taking your preventer medications every day, as prescribed. This can help your airways become less sensitive, meaning you’ll be less likely to react to your usual asthma triggers. If you’re worried about...

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The Truth about Asthma and Allergies

In the UK, 5.4million people have asthma and, for many, allergies could trigger a life-threatening asthma attack. But the link between asthma and allergies is widely misunderstood. Dr Andy Whittamore is Clinical Lead at Asthma UK, the only UK asthma charity, which funds research into a cure for asthma and provides asthma health advice. Here, he reveals the truth about asthma and allergies. 1. Allergies and asthma are not the same thing “Many people confuse asthma and allergies, but they are separate conditions,” says Dr Andy Whittamore. “They are linked though and for some people with asthma, an allergy...

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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. That’s why we’ve put together our guide on how to manage pregnancy and asthma.   Pregnancy and 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...

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Asthma Support

Having asthma can be overwhelming, even if you’ve lived with it for years. But you don’t have to go it alone; there are many ways you can find support. From national charities like Asthma UK or British Lung Foundation, or you could get involved with the Online Asthma Community. You can also ask your local Pharmacist for advice. We can help you find the support you need. Asthma UK: Asthma UK is a national charity that has a wide range of resources available to help those living with asthma better manage their condition. From asthma action plans to peak...

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Living with COPD

If you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), you’ll no doubt already know how it can affect your daily living. Smoking is the main cause of COPD1 and should be avoided to reduce the condition’s impact. But there are other ways to manage your symptoms, here’s our guide on living with COPD:   STAY AS FIT AS POSSIBLE According to the NHS, people with COPD who exercise or keep active on a regular basis have improved breathing, less severe symptoms and a better quality of life. Ask your GP about pulmonary rehabilitation – a structured programme of exercise provided...

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