Chronic Illness - Asthma Care at Lion Health

Overview

Asthma is a chronic condition that affects the airways of our lungs. It affects many people both young and old and if not properly managed can cause significant problems or disruption to an individuals life.

The Chest Clinic

Lion Health runs a successful chest clinic, where we invite you once a year to see one of our nursing team for a review of your asthma. 

During these clinics we:

  • Assess your lung condition.
  • Review current treatments.
  • Make appropriate changes if necessary and also provide you with the latest information about these conditions.
  • Address lifestyle factors that may impact upon your health more widely.

The clinic appointments will be sent to you in the post and should this not be convenient then please contact the surgery to arrange another time.

 

Looking After Asthma - Inhaler Technique

The following videos show how to use a variety of different inhalers.  We recommend looking at the video most relevant to you..

You can raise any questions about inhaler use during your annual review.

 

Looking After Asthma - Keeping Healthy

  • Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important with patients who have chronic health conditions, including asthma (further information can be found by clicking on the following links)
  • Attend the asthma clinic each year.
  • Never stop taking your inhalers without informing your doctor or nurse.
  • Make sure you have enough supplies of all your medication.  Our repeat prescribing policy means that we need 48 hours for a request to be processed.
  • Ensure you attend for your flu jab (details here).

 

Looking After Asthma - How do I recognise if my asthma is getting worse?

Be aware of the following indications:

  • In the last month if have you had difficulty sleeping because of your asthma symptoms (coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, tightness in the chest)?
  • Has your asthma interfered with your usual activities (work, school, sport, housework)?
  • Have you had asthma symptoms during the day (coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, tightness in the chest)?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, or if you have not attended the asthma clinic in the last 12 months or more, please arrange a review and contact us on 01384 460999 - Option 4.

If you've answered yes to all of these questions, please arrange to see a doctor as soon as possible for a review by contacting us on 01384 460111.

If your asthma symptoms change you should make an asthma review appointment with your doctor or nurse.