Asthma – affecting millions around the globe
Today is World Asthma Day. Asthma is a very common respiratory condition, with 300 million people affected globally. And the numbers of asthma sufferers is increasing each year.
At Fleet Street Clinic we deal with asthma-related complaints on a regular basis and stock medication for dealing with symptoms.
What is Asthma?
Asthma is caused by inflammation in the airways, which narrow and can become blocked with mucus, leading to breathing difficulties.
Some may grow out of asthma, whilst others will have to manage the condition for life.
Asthma sufferers may notice wheezing, coughing, breathlessness and a tight chest. Severe symptoms may leave sufferers struggling to breathe which results in an asthma attack.
Treatment can be provided with inhalers and various steps can be taken to deal with asthma triggers to lessen symptoms.
Managing Your Asthma
Managing your asthma is very important to maintaining your health. Keep a diary of asthma flare-ups to see if you notice any particular triggers and visit your doctor regularly for check-ups. If your symptoms worsen, make sure to seek medical help without delay.
Travel and Asthma
If you are travelling, make sure to check you have the medication necessary for your trip. Remember hayfever seasons can vary around the world. Fleet Street Clinic stock necessary medication to cover any last-minute requirements.
If you think you may have asthma, book a GP appointment today.