Chronic Illness - Asthma

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

During the course of the year we run weekly chest management clinics for Asthma and COPD. These clinics aim to assess your lung condition, review current treatments, make appropriate changes if necessary and also provide you with the latest information about these conditions.

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

Keeping healthy

How do I recognise if my asthma is getting worse?

  • In the last month 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 yes to one or more, or if you have not attended the asthma clinic in the last 12 months or more, please arrange a review.

If yes to all of the above, please arrange to see a doctor, as soon as possible for a review.

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