Asthma is a common lung condition that causes occasional breathing difficulties.
It affects people of all ages and often starts in childhood, although it can also develop for the first time in adults.
There’s currently no cure, but there are simple treatments that can help keep the symptoms under control so it does not have a big impact on your life.
It’s important that you are seen at least annually, for our nurses to check how you are managing your asthma and to ensure that the prescribed inhalers are working effectively. We will contact you when you are due for a review, however, please contact us if you have any concerns.
What is an asthma review?
An asthma review is a routine check-up with your GP or asthma nurse to see how your asthma is.
It’s your chance to talk about ways to manage your symptoms better and lower your risk of an asthma attack. You can get your lung function checked with peak flow or spirometry tests.
You can also get advice on other things that could help your asthma, like stopping smoking, exercise, or keeping to a healthy weight.
More information can be found at Asthma reviews | Asthma + Lung UK
My mhealth app
myAsthma brings you the world’s first online self-management app helping you to achieve the very best control. Built by asthma experts and patients, myAsthma puts you in control like never before. Suitable for users 12 years of age or older.
myAsthma can help you to:
- · Learn how to improve your asthma control
- · Monitor your asthma symptoms
- · Perfect your inhaler technique
- · Take the asthma control test
- · View pollen, pollution and weather forecasting
- · And much more!
It is easy to use and can be accessed on almost any device that connects to the internet, including smart-phones, laptops, tablets, and even smart TVs.
We strongly encourage you to take full advantage of this opportunity. If you would like to start using myAsthma today, then please send your name, DOB and email address to: D-ICB.Tavyside@nhs.net