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 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 flow diaries, you’ll find a collection of handy tools to help.
To access any of their resources, visit www.asthma.org.uk/advice/resources/
Asthma UK also has a helpline where you can get independent, confidential advice from friendly asthma specialists. To speak to an expert nurse call 0300 222 5800 they are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
Your Online Asthma Community:
- Swap ideas at www.facebook.com/AsthmaUK
- Get information and tips at www.asthma.org.uk
- Read the latest news and asthma weather alerts on Twitter: @AsthmaUK
British Lung Foundation:
The British Lung Foundation runs a network of over 200 ‘Breathe Easy’ support groups for people living with lung conditions.
Speak to the team today at 03000 030 555
Health unlocked is a social network for health. By finding others with similar health backgrounds, you can take on day-to-day health concerns together.
What’s more, its communities are set up by leading health organisations, so you can rest assured you’ll have access to credible support.
Your Local Asthma Clinic:
For local advice visit NHS choices website to find your nearest local asthma services clinic at www.nhs.uk/service-search
How Your Pharmacy Can Support You:
At LloydsPharmacy we have a variety of FREE services you can use so that you can manage your asthma. From your inhaler technique to a medicine check-up or a flu vaccination we can help you ensure your asthma is controlled.
We offer FREE, confidential advice on how you can control your symptoms and get the most out of your asthma medicines. What’s more, we’ll check your inhaler technique and help you manage your medicines so you get the most from them.
This is a FREE NHS-funded service that can help you understand your condition and how taking your newly prescribed medicine will help you manage it.
This is a FREE NHS-funded service, which allows you to have a private consultation with our Pharmacist about your medicines. It’s different to your annual review with your GP as it focuses on increasing your knowledge and understanding of what you take and why you take them.
The chemicals in cigarettes irritate and inflame your airways and lungs. If you smoke, you may get more symptoms and may need higher doses of your asthma preventer medicine to keep on top of them. We can help you kick the habit with our FREE NHS Stop Smoking Service, where you can receive on-going personal consultations with a Pharmacist, as well as product recommendations to suit you.
Over 700 LloydsPharmacy stores now offer travel vaccinations and NHS-funded flu jabs. You can also visit our Online Doctor Website for a FREE assessment to make sure you are protected. Simply go to OnlineDoctor.LloydsPharmacy.com.