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.
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|
Medication Advice & Inhaler Technique
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.|