As the weather is getting colder, I have found that my asthma is yet again changing. I am reminded of my asthma as a young child, struggling in the mornings and evening. A question most medical professionals ask an asthmatic is; does their symptoms disrupt their sleep? if so, it is normally a good indicator … Continue reading Nocturnal Asthma
Every 10 seconds someone has an asthma attack that can be fatal 3 people die in the U.K everyday from an asthma attack Two thirds of these attacks are preventable These facts make for a very hard read. My title suggests that some do not appreciate the severity of an asthma attack. Many argue that … Continue reading It’s just asthma?
I have been asked by many what an attack is like, this blog will hopefully answers those questions. An attack or asthma exacerbation is a caused when the airways become thinner, due to swelling restricting the airflow in the lungs. The muscles in the airways contract causing mucus to build up and further narrow the airways. … Continue reading An Attack
A simple instruction but an endless task. How do you recover from bad news or situations? My mother is a practitioner of energy and does everything in her power to remove bad energy and develop the good energy
Is it too early to be in the festive mood? probably; but this blog is not about Christmas but rather whether you are ready and preparing yourself for what is coming? In our part of the world we are preparing for the cold, and on the other (our Australian readers) they are getting ready for … Continue reading ‘Tis the season to be wheezy
Some people would classify this question as personal, people would rather tell your their weight then how much they earn. Thankfully my question is not based on financial riches, but rather the richness or quality of life you have. What does this have to do with respiratory conditions? More than you believe; why do you … Continue reading How rich are you?
A silly question? Think about it…who taught you to breathe? how many classes did you take? who corrected you? I ask these questions because there is a right way and a wrong to breathe. Your body adapts its breathing pattern to the current situation; for example if you are sat down and relaxed your breathing … Continue reading Do you know how to breathe?
A rescue pack is a sufferers final defence against an attack before medical intervention. But like most preventing measures it has its limitations and constraints. Most rescue packs will include extra doses of a reliever, antibiotics and steroids. My rescue pack includes: A spacer device with mask – Helps ensure the medicine gets deep into the … Continue reading The Rescue pack
What is a peak flow? a peak expiratory flow (PEF), also called peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) is a person’s maximum speed of expiration, as measured with a peak flow meter, What is a peak flow meter? a small, hand-held device, the user should be comfortable and in a standing position, however being seated is accepted in certain situations. The … Continue reading Go with the flow…
The first convincing record of an influenza pandemic was of an outbreak in 1580, which began in Russia and spread to Europe via Africa. The Flu (influenza virus) was discovered In 1933, researchers discovered three viruses types A, B, and the rare C. The first flu vaccine was created by Dr Salk to protect the … Continue reading The Flu