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Managing Your Asthma

6 October 2010

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Asthma affects approximately 1 in 5 children and 1 in 10 adults.

Although there is no cure for Asthma, the condition can be controlled with treatment. Asthma sufferers experience unpredictable attacks of shortness of breath, coughing and wheezing that is caused by inflammation in the airways and constriction or spasming of the small branches of the airways, the bronchi.

Ask your Pharmacist for advice about:
  1. The correct use of asthma puffers (or inhalers)
  2. How to use a peak flow meter and nebuliser
  3. The difference between preventer/controller and reliever puffers
  4. Identifying asthma triggers and how to avoid them
  5. Quit smoking assistance

This information is not to replace advice from qualified Healthcare Professionals. Talk to your Doctor, Pharmacist, Nurse or Naturopath before following any medical regime to see whether it is safe and effective for you.


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