Asthma

What is it?

Asthma is an inflammation of the airways, which causes recurrent episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and coughing, particularly at night or early in the morning.  Asthma may be triggered by factors in the environment such as dust mites, exercise, or cold air, or sometimes a trigger is not found.  Asthma is usually a life-long condition, but it can usually be managed with inhaled medicines (inhalers).

How we can help

If you suffer from asthma, we may be able to give you advice about how to keep your asthma under control, review your inhaler technique, and issue you with repeat prescriptions for your inhalers.

Please note that if you feel that your asthma is very out of control, or if you feel extremely short of breath, you should see your usual GP or go to A&E, as you may need immediate treatment that we cannot provide online.