Would you know what to do if your child was to have an asthma attack? I ask this question because recently I’ve become more aware of people vaping/smoking around children. Its a well know fact that second hand smoke is bad for anyone but worse for children. What may not be well known is the … Continue reading What about the little puffs?
Yesterday was somewhat of a break through in my Asthma journey. I had an appointment with the difficult asthma protocol team at the Brompton, I had been refereed by the respiratory team at Northwick Park, this was a long awaited and extremely important appointment. Seeing the medical correspondence between the two doctors was like reading … Continue reading Whats up Doc?
After a recent follow-up outpatient appointment I was informed that blood works showed I have Eosinophilic Asthma, I am a unique breed that have managed to develop this rare condition found only in adults aged between 35 – 65 years. So what is Eosinophilic asthma? Well, for many years asthma has always been thought of … Continue reading It’s in the blood – Eosinophilic Asthma
My most recent asthma exacerbation saw me spend sometime in ITU, like all upgrades of admission whether it a night club or hospital one can expect extra treatment and a type of branding. Mine came in the form of an arterial line, like a VIP band to access all areas. An arterial line is a thin mesh catheter inserted … Continue reading Red velvet rope – Arterial Line
Asthma is not just a wheeze and a cough, it can be a lot more. GERD – Gastroesphageal reflux disease, this is when your lungs swell as they’ve been working so hard, this then pushes down onto the stomach allowing the acid within to make its way up into the oesophagus Eczema – triggers that cause inflammation … Continue reading Asthma coupled with…
Most of you would think that’s a pointless questions and will answer Yes! without much thought. I however, have given it thought. You’ll agree that stress is bad for you and many of us do as much as we can to either avoid stress or at least minimise it. If you were to pin point … Continue reading Can you breathe whilst stressed?
Beep beep bong beepbeep They say the best remedy for illness is rest. Easier said then done whilst on a monitor, every time your heart rate or blood pressures change the monitor bursts into life. Red and yellow flashing lights, audible beeps and bongs fill the ward, followed swiftly by the pitter-patta of the attentive … Continue reading The monitor beep quartet