Asthma

Asthma is a common condition that causes coughing, wheezing, tightness of the chest and breathlessness. Most people with asthma who take the appropriate treatment can live normal lives, but left untreatasthmaed, asthma can cause permanent damage to the airways

Symptoms of asthma
The usual symptoms of asthma are: coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and tightness in the chest.
Not everyone will get all of these symptoms. Some people experience them from time to time; a few people may experience these symptoms all the time.

Treatment of asthma
There isn't a cure for asthma. However, treatments are available to help manage your symptoms. Your treatment plan will be individual to you, combining medicines and asthma management in a way that works best for you

Living with asthma
Medicines are only part of your treatment for asthma. You will also need to deal with the things that make it worse. Keep a diary to record anything that triggers your asthma - this can help you to discover a pattern. Using a peak flow meter to monitor your lung function can also help. If you have repeatedly low readings in a certain situation (for example, at the end of a working day, after exercise or after contact with an animal) this may indicate the trigger.

It is important you see the Practice Nurse every year for an Asthma Review.

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Riverside Branch
Riverside Centre for Health
Park Street
Liverpool
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Tel: 0151 295 9213
Fax: 0151 295 0348

Picton Branch
Picton Neighbourhood Health And Childrens Centre
137 Earle Road
Liverpool
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Tel: 0151 295 3333
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