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10/7/2021
Patients

Dear Patient,

welcome to wehale.life. This website provides information and editorials about asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) for patients. 

This section of wehale.life requires registration and is developed only for patients using prescription medication for asthma or COPD in a dry powder inhaler called Easyhaler®. If your medication is provided in any other type of dry powder inhalers (the other commonly used dry powder inhaler devices are e.g. Turbuhaler, Diskus, Ellipta, Genuair, Breezhaler, Handihaler, DuoResp, Forspiro, Spiromax, Twisthaler, Novolizer), please, contact respective company and their websites.

After registration this section of wehale.life provides you with:

  • User instructions of you prescription medication
  • Education of inhalation technique
  • Answers to frequently asked questions and patient information leaflet of respective product
  • Peak Expiratory Flow (PEF) measurement instructions and PEF follow-up form (country specific)

Currently this content is offered in the following countries. To access the content you need to enter the batch number of your prescription medication.

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Orion invests in research and development of treatment options for people with asthma and COPD while also developing the design and usability of the Easyhaler® inhaler device platform. The focus is on safety and quality in each step of the product life cycle while taking care of the environment. All aspects of sustainability - social, economic and environmental - are carefully considered in the whole product life cycle. Sustainability is entwined in the whole process from R&D through manufacturing, including patient use and the disposal of old inhalers.

You can download the Orion Sustainability Report 2020 here

Wehale Articles

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Opera singer’s inspiring tips for stronger breathing

Opera singer’s inspiring tips for stronger breathing

On 17 November 2021, World COPD Day, with its theme “Healthy lungs – never more important” will aim to help boost global awareness of the condition, to share the latest knowledge about this debilitating disease, and to discuss the various ways that can help to reduce the negative impact of COPD worldwide.

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COPD and flare-ups – how to get back on track

COPD and flare-ups – how to get back on track

There are many treatment options and lifestyle choices that can help keep COPD symptoms in check. However, unexpected flare-ups can happen. Read on for some important tips on what to look out for and how to respond if changes in symptoms cause concern.

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Tips for teachers: How to support children with asthma at school

Tips for teachers: How to support children with asthma at school

“It’s important for teachers to know when one of their students has asthma so they can support them properly,” says Kaisa Toikko, expert of asthma, allergies and skin diseases at Finland’s Allergy, Skin and Asthma Federation.

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Top tips from a doctor: How to get ready for your asthma or COPD appointment

Top tips from a doctor: How to get ready for your asthma or COPD appointment

It can be hard to keep track of all the different elements of a face-to-face doctor’s appointment. Lung specialist Dr Silke Mronga, based in Germany, shares tips to help you get the most out of your time with your clinician.

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Medical terms explainer – 14 common asthma terms and what they mean

Medical terms explainer – 14 common asthma terms and what they mean

Do you find some medical terms hard to understand? Our simple explainer covers some general asthma facts plus lists some common asthma keywords and tells why they’re important.

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Care for a cleaner world – Why aiming for carbon neutral care matters, and what it means for asthma and COPD

Care for a cleaner world – Why aiming for carbon neutral care matters, and what it means for asthma and COPD

The detrimental impact of health care on environment and climate can be mitigated through minimising greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and offsetting – creating carbon neutral care options also for asthma and COPD.

Health
How the science of breathing helps you cope with stress and find happiness

How the science of breathing helps you cope with stress and find happiness

In this special feature story for World Asthma Day, we take a deep dive into the science of breathing with Dr. Emma Seppälä. How can breathing help us cope with stress and find greater health and happiness in life?

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World asthma day 2021: What does international guidance say about COVID-19 and asthma?

World asthma day 2021: What does international guidance say about COVID-19 and asthma?

You may have wondered where the decisions on asthma treatment practises come from. Read more about GINA (the Global Initiative for Asthma) and what are their current recommendations for patients with asthma.

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How to quit smoking and improve COPD symptoms

How to quit smoking and improve COPD symptoms

If you smoke and receive a diagnosis of COPD, one of the first things your doctor may advise is to put down your cigarettes. Quitting is possible and it is the single best thing you can do for your lungs.

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Power up your lungs – how to take care of your asthma with exercise in 2021

Power up your lungs – how to take care of your asthma with exercise in 2021

One of the best ways to care for your respiratory system is good exercise. And if your asthma is well controlled, there’s no reason it should stop you from getting the blood pumping. Regular workouts strengthen and build your lung capacity, so there’s no time like the present to try out a new hobby.

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Every breath he takes and every move he makes– Mariano’s story about COPD

Every breath he takes and every move he makes– Mariano’s story about COPD

Living with COPD for over 20 years, Mariano Pastor has accomplished things that once seemed impossible. One step at a time, he has learnt to manage his disease and carry on with his life.

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Differences in knowledge about COPD in Finland, Spain and Germany – How well do you know?

Differences in knowledge about COPD in Finland, Spain and Germany – How well do you know?

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a progressive disease for which there is no cure. However, the disease may be managed with the right treatment. In November 2020, the pharmaceutical company Orion Pharma commissioned a survey to find out what level of knowledge exists among ordinary people in Finland, Germany and Spain (N=1,000 for each country) concerning the symptoms and treatment of COPD.

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COPD in a nutshell – 10 questions and answers about COPD

COPD in a nutshell – 10 questions and answers about COPD

Tightness in the chest, wheezing and a persistent cough can be signs of COPD, which is a chronic lung disease. What causes COPD, what happens to your lungs and how is it treated? Here are answers to some common questions.

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How to spot signs that a child's asthma is not under control

How to spot signs that a child's asthma is not under control

Parents may feel overwhelmed to learn their child has a chronic illness such as asthma. According to Dr Will Carroll, a consultant respiratory paediatrician in the UK, parents have a vital role in helping children manage their asthma correctly.

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Asthma in a nutshell – 10 questions and answers about asthma

Asthma in a nutshell – 10 questions and answers about asthma

What causes asthma, how does asthma affect your lungs, and how is it treated? Here are answers to some common questions.

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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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My asthma diagnosis at 40 was life-changing – in a good way

My asthma diagnosis at 40 was life-changing – in a good way

Just before turning 40 Tanja Heleä got up from her office chair and jumped into an exercise program of first gym, walking and cycling, and then running. Then came the asthma attacks.

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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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