Asthma Information

Our goal is to help you to manage your condition well and to minimise the impact of the condition as far as possible.
 
More and more, people are taking control of their asthma by having a peak flow monitor at home and taking steps to improve their asthma. Learn more about peak flow monitors here.
These include learning how best to use their inhaler(s) and taking medication consistently. It also includes taking more exercise, stopping smoking and avoiding triggers where possible.
Above all, being as informed as possible, often sharing experiences with others and building healthy daily routines makes the biggest difference.
 
 

Your asthma investigations:

During the course of your investigations for asthma, you may need to keep a diary of your peak flow readings (how hard and fast you can breathe out through a peak flow meter). A few people may need more investigations or a trial of treatment to make a diagnosis. The most important thing is to keep a diary of symptoms and peak flow readings and use any medication consistently.

 

Peak flow meter and peak flow chart

Here is a chart to record your peak flow readings. Please read the information on how to use a peak flow meter here.

 Editable peak flow diary

If you don't have a peak flow meter these can be purchased online, from your local chemist or we can prescribe one.

 

Your care plan

Here are links to the downloadable care plans (link) which can help you manage your asthma.

Adult action plan - Asthma UK Child action plan - Asthma UK
Symbicort SMART action plan Fostair MART action plan
Moatfield Asthma Action Plan Asthma UK Resources
 

Asthma

 

Medication Advice & Inhaler Technique

 

Peak Flow

 

Asthma control self assessment test (ACT)

 

General Asthma Information

Understanding asthma Asthma triggers Asthma and your child
Diagnosing asthma Manage your asthma Inhalers, medicines and treatments
Asthma attacks Severe asthma Living with asthma
Asthma care in the NHS Your stories Resources
Recycle your inhalers    

If you cannot recycle your inhalers then please return them to your pharmacy (for safe incineration).

If you put them in your normal household waste they  will  release more gases  (when added to  landfill)  which can add more  damage the climate.  

 

Updated 01/09/21