Author: Nicole Taylor

COPD and Smoking

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the name for a number of lung-related diseases, including chronic bronchitis, emphysema and chronic obstructive airways disease. If you’re affected by it, you may have one or more of these conditions, all of which cause breathing difficulties. Find out more about COPD and Smoking. According to the NHS there are 900,000 currently diagnosed cases of COPD, though it’s estimated that three million people may be living with it, as many may not realise they have it. For those who have more than a mild case of COPD, the condition can affect their quality...

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Managing Asthma at Work

If your living with asthma you might be worried about how to manage it while at work, or how it could affect getting a job. The good news is, most people living with asthma should be able to work without any issue. But if you have any concerns, we have put together a short guide covering all you need to know about managing asthma at work. Applying for jobs: According to Asthma UK you should be able to do almost any job without an issue. But there are a few exceptions, including working in the armed forces or for...

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5 Asthma Myths You Need to Stop Believing

Even though asthma affects 5.4million people in the UK, there are a huge number of misconceptions about the condition. Here, Asthma UK debunks 5 common asthma myths.   1. You can't die from asthma Recent research by Asthma UK found that 1 in 5 people in the UK do not think asthma can be fatal but in fact asthma is serious and three people die from asthma attacks every single day in the UK. “There’s a misconception that asthma isn’t a big deal, but every ten seconds someone is having a potentially life-threatening asthma attack”, says Dr Andy Whittamore,...

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Asthma Control Test™

Welcome to the Asthma Control Test™ The Asthma Control Test can help you determine how well you have managed your asthma during the past four weeks (for patients 12 years and older). The test includes 5 short questions. Please select only one answer. At the end of the test you will be asked to submit your answers. You will then receive your total score and information about your next steps. Press the 'NEXT' button below to start the test. 1. During the past 4 weeks, how often did your asthma prevent you from getting as much done at work, school or home? All...

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How to Stay Safe While Drinking

Most of us like the occasional drink. But, it can be easy to overdo it and alcohol can be linked to a variety of medical conditions. This doesn’t mean you should stop drinking, but you should be aware of how much you’re drinking and put in place a few simple measures to help you stay in control. hat’s why we’ve put together our guide on how to stay safe while drinking. Our Top Tips to Help you Stay Safe While Drinking: Set yourself a limit of how much you’re going to drink before you start Try to have at least...

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