In light of this week being Asthma Week, here are some useful tips to help you manage your asthma as we move into Spring.
1. Book a review appointment with your GP
It's good to make sure you're regularly reviewing your asthma with a medical professional.
This helps to make sure your symptoms are under control, and that you're receiving the right medication and treatment options for your specific conditions.
We recommend you do this once a year.
2. Take your preventer medicine daily
If you don't have a preventer medicine, chat to your GP about whether using one would be right for you.
And if you do have some, make sure you're using it. Taking the medication as directed by your doctor significantly reduces the risk of your asthma flaring up during the day.
3. Keep a symptom diary
Keeping track of the symptoms you experience can be a great way of identifying the conditions that cause your asthma to flare up. As a result you can better plan for and manage your asthma.
This can be especially useful for women as a way of knowing whether their symptoms are affected by their menstrual cycle or other hormonal changes.
4. Stay healthy
One of the best ways to manage asthma is to simply take care of your health overall. Being overweight increases the risk of a fatal asthma attack, so make sure you are eating well and getting plenty of exercise.
We hope this tips are helpful as you manage your asthma moving forward. If you have any questions or concerns, please have a chat to your doctor.