National Asthma Awareness Week, 1st – 7th September
The first week of spring marks National Asthma Awareness Week. 80% of people with asthma also experience hay fever, which can worsen your asthma symptoms and can trigger an asthma flare up. Become a better breather by following the 5 B’s :-
🍃 Become informed – Take the Asthma Control Test and find out how you can become a better breather.
🍃 Blow away allergy – Manage your allergies including your hayfever.
🍃 Brush up on technique – Take your medication more effectively.
🍃 Befriend your health professional – Contact your GP to discuss treatment and management.
🍃 Be aware of the 1800 ASTHMA Helpline (1800 278 462)
Our GP’s and nurses work with you to manage your asthma through specific care plans that involve a diagnosis and assessment of the severity of your condition, review of medication and a written action plan and education plan. This includes trigger identification (such as allergies), regular spirometry monitoring and assessment of your delivery technique to ensure your medications are optimally effective. In some cases you may be referred to a reputable Allergy Clinic that we work closely with for comprehensive tests, desensitisation and immunotherapy treatments.
The Asthma care plan is Bulk Billed and available to patients with moderate to severe asthma. Give us a call if you feel you are due for an Asthma review or have noticed changes in your breathing with the change of season.