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This page offers articles about asthma and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).

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This is how it feels to have an asthma attack

This is how it feels to have an asthma attack

Suddenly being out of breath can feel terrifying even if you know what to do. Three asthmatics tell about their experiences of having an asthma attack and how they cope with it.

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Is it asthma? When to worry about breathing problems

Is it asthma? When to worry about breathing problems

Having trouble breathing can often be put down to an asthma flare-up. Still, feeling out of breath can cause anxiety. Here’s how to know when to seek outside help.

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What people with asthma and COPD should know about the coronavirus

What people with asthma and COPD should know about the coronavirus

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by novel type coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). In most cases the disease will cause mild or moderate respiratory symptoms and those infected will recover without any special treatment.

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Does my child have asthma?

Does my child have asthma?

What are the most common asthma symptoms to look for? How would asthma impact your child's quality of life?

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Dry Powder Inhalers have the power to reduce the carbon footprint of inhalers

Dry Powder Inhalers have the power to reduce the carbon footprint of inhalers

How to minimize CO2 emissions without compromising good care?

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How do I know if I have COPD?

How do I know if I have COPD?

What is COPD, how is it diagnosed and treated?

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Do I have asthma?

Do I have asthma?

Having trouble breathing? Having a persistent cough? Here’s how you can tell if you have asthma.

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Why do people get COPD?

Why do people get COPD?

While genetics and pollution may play a role, the leading cause for COPD in Europe is tobacco smoke.

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6 tips for using your inhaler more efficiently

6 tips for using your inhaler more efficiently

Read these 6 tips that might make forgetting your preventive inhaler a thing of the past.

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Common questions about inhaled corticosteroids

Common questions about inhaled corticosteroids

Take a look at some common questions on preventative asthma meds.

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How to deal with an asthma attack

How to deal with an asthma attack

We take a look at what’s happening in your body during asthma attack, what triggers it and the immediate actions you should take.

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Is your treatment plan working?

Is your treatment plan working?

Work through this checklist to see if it’s time you visited your healthcare provider.

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Making the most of your inhaler

Making the most of your inhaler

Read these tips on the correct use of your device and the best way to clean, store and look after it.

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5 features your inhaler should have

5 features your inhaler should have

There are a few features to look for while working with your medical provider to find the right type of inhaler.

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Where does my asthma come from?

Where does my asthma come from?

Read more about the brief history and causes of asthma.

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Asthma and COPD medication options

Asthma and COPD medication options

The right medication manages your symptoms and helps you to get back to doing the things you enjoy.

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Track your breathing with a peak flow diary

Track your breathing with a peak flow diary

A peak expiratory flow tells gives an overview of the wellbeing of your lungs. Read more and download a PEF diary template.

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5 common childhood asthma myths

5 common childhood asthma myths

If you have an asthmatic child read on for the most common myths on childhood asthma.

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Most asthma patients use their inhalers incorrectly

Most asthma patients use their inhalers incorrectly

A poor technique might be bad for your asthma. Read more on how to improve your inhalation technique.

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COPD, asthma, and the seasonal flu

COPD, asthma, and the seasonal flu

Find out more about how the seasonal flu impacts your COPD or asthma.

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7 steps to getting the most out of your inhaler

7 steps to getting the most out of your inhaler

These tips will help you master your inhaler technique.

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Asthma and COPD in a nutshell

Asthma and COPD in a nutshell

What exactly causes asthma or COPD and how are they treated? Here are some answers to common questions.


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