Asthma Inhalers in Muswell Hill

Asthma Inhalers in Muswell Hill

Asthma

Asthma is a lung condition which causes occasional breathing difficulties.

It affects people of different ages and often starts in childhood, although it can also develop for the first time in adults.

There’s currently no cure, but there are simple treatments that can help keep the symptoms under control so it doesn’t have a big impact on your life.

Dukes pharmacy offers online Doctor service for such Asthma treatment in Muswell Hill. You can order your medicines online and a prescribers will review your prescription. You can pick up your medication in store.

In this Blog post, we look at what asthma is, its symptoms, treatment options, Asthma triggers & causes, the duration and living with asthma.

Asthma Symptoms

Symptoms can include:

  • wheezing (a whistling sound when breathing)
  • breathlessness
  • a tight chest, which may feel like a band is tightening around it
  • coughing

The symptoms can sometimes get temporarily worse. This is known as an asthma attack.

Read more about the symptoms of asthma

Asthma Treatments

Asthma is usually treated by using an inhaler, a small device that lets you breathe in medicines.

Asthma inhaler types

The main types are:

  • reliever inhalers – used when needed to quickly relieve asthma symptoms for a short time. When you have an asthma attack your blue reliever inhaler gets the medicine straight to your lungs, so it can quickly relax the muscles surrounding your airways. The airways can then open more widely, making it easier to breathe again. You should feel a difference to your breathing within a few minutes.
  • preventer inhalers – An asthma preventer inhaler prevents inflammation and swelling in your airways.

Some people also need to take tablets.

Read more about how asthma is treated and living with asthma.

Asthma triggers

An asthma trigger is anything that irritates your airways and sets off your asthma symptoms

Common asthma triggers include:

  • allergies – to house dust mites, animal fur or pollen, for example
  • smoke, pollution and cold air
  • exercise
  • infections like colds or flu

Identifying and avoiding your asthma triggers can help you keep your symptoms under control.

Asthma Causes

Asthma is caused by swelling (inflammation) of the breathing tubes that carry air in and out of the lungs. This makes the tubes highly sensitive, so they temporarily narrow.

The exact cause of asthma is unknown.

Genetics, pollution and modern hygiene standards have been suggested as causes, but there’s not currently enough evidence to know if any of these do cause asthma.

How long does it last?

Asthma is a long-term condition for many people, particularly if it first develops when you’re an adult.

In children, it sometimes disappears or improves during the teenage years, but it can come back later in life.

The symptoms can usually be controlled with treatment. Most people will have normal, active lives, although some with more severe asthma may have ongoing problems.

Living with Asthma

With treatment, most people with asthma can live normal lives. There are also some simple ways you can help keep your symptoms under control.

Read more on living with asthma.

How to treat Asthma attacks

Video by Abraham ThePharmacist on how to treat asthma attack at home.