What can you do to manage your asthma?

Winter can be a particularly worrying time if you are living with asthma. The following information will help you to stay well this Winter by managing your symptoms.

The Asthma UK website is a great source of asthma information and resources, including the following useful leaflets:

Asthma UK also runs a confidential helpline:

How to manage flare ups

If you have an asthma action plan make sure you know where it is.

Your inhalers

Make sure you know how to use your inhaler.

The Asthma UK site has useful videos to help you use your inhaler correctly.

The Rightbreathe website contains useful guidance and videos on inhaler technique – just search for your inhaler or spacer and the advice and video for that device will be displayed.

Your community pharmacist may also be able to help with questions about your inhalers.

Keeping active

Keeping active is very important. The British Lung Foundation provides information and resources for people with all long-term lung conditions. Their Stay Active and Stay Well exercise videos are excellent.

Breathlessness

If you experience breathlessness, this leaflet from the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care provides advice on breathing exercises.

The Supporting Breathlessness website is a great source of resources for family and friends of people with breathlessness.

Smoking cessation services

If you would like to stop smoking, there is support available in your local area through: