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How to look after your lungs in spring

How to look after your lungs in spring

When it comes to asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), it s not always easy to pinpoint what causes a flare-up. Most sufferers find that when the seasons change, so do the triggers that set off their symptoms. While it may feel that working out your triggers is an uphill struggle, once you ve identified them, managing them becomes much...

What is Asthma

Asthma

What is Asthma

Asthma is a common chronic disease, affecting an estimated 300 million people worldwide...

Side Effects of Inhaled Medication

Asthma

Side Effects of Inhaled Medication

Reliever Inhalers have few side effects but can sometimes cause...

Keeping a Peak Flow Diary

Asthma

Keeping a Peak Flow Diary

Your peak flow rate is a way to see how well your lungs are working, based on how forcefully you can blow into the peak flow meter...

Asthma Medication

Asthma

Asthma Medication

Asthma is a common chronic disease, affecting an estimated 300 million people worldwide

About Inhalers

Asthma

About Inhalers

Asthma is a common chronic disease, affecting an estimated 300 million people worldwide

How COVID-19 improved asthma awareness

Asthma

How COVID-19 improved asthma awareness

As we navigate the ebb and flow of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions it’s important that we take stock of how the pandemic has impacted our everyday lives...

4 Must-Know Tips for Returning to Work with Asthma

Asthma

4 Must-Know Tips for Returning to Work with Asthma

The virus may be on the wane, but it hasn’t gone away. So, I’m going to follow these four steps to stay as safe from COVID-19 as possible...

20 Tips to Keep Sane with Social Distancing and Asthma

Asthma

20 Tips to Keep Sane with Social Distancing and Asthma

In the weeks prior to social distancing, all sorts of news stories and tall stories were spreading around in Ireland...

How to Talk to Children About Asthma

Asthma

How to Talk to Children About Asthma

I’ve had asthma for as long as I can remember. And so many asthma memories come from childhood...

Video - 3 Ways to Manage Asthma Symptoms Outdoors

Asthma

Video - 3 Ways to Manage Asthma Symptoms Outdoors

Cróna Tansey shares her top tips for managing asthma symptoms when out and about...

8 Ways to Asthma Proof the Home

Asthma

8 Ways to Asthma Proof the Home

Dust, animal dander, mould, air quality, and furnishings are just some of the items that can trigger asthma symptoms at home...

How to Exercise with Asthma

Asthma

How to Exercise with Asthma

Exercise is an asthma trigger of mine and I have struggled to understand it for a long time...

Asthma on the Go - What’s in Your Bag?

Asthma

Asthma on the Go - What’s in Your Bag?

To prepare myself for moving in, I spoke to my mother about the changes she felt were necessary in our home...

CF Treatment

Cystic Fibrosis

CF Treatment

CF is treated intensively to prolong life expectancy and improve quality of life for those living with the condition...

Common side effects of some COPD medicines

COPD

Common side effects of some COPD medicines

They usually only last for a few minutes, but can sometimes last for a few hours...

6 Tips for Shielding with COPD

COPD

6 Tips for Shielding with COPD

From accessing routine healthcare to doing to the shopping, Steven Hudson shares his top tips for shielding in the COVID-19 world...

7 Simple Food Swaps When Living with COPD

COPD

7 Simple Food Swaps When Living with COPD

Eating well supports your overall health whether or not you live with a chronic disease. The foods you choose may be even more important if you’re living with COPD...

7 Questions Everyone with COPD Should Ask After Diagnosis

COPD

7 Questions Everyone with COPD Should Ask After Diagnosis

You’ve been diagnosed with COPD. This can be a confusing — and even overwhelming — time. There’s a lot of information to process...

8 Common Myths About COPD, Debunked

COPD

8 Common Myths About COPD, Debunked

As a respiratory therapist who treats chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), I’ve heard a lot of myths...

7 Ways to Handle Unwanted Advice on COPD

COPD

7 Ways to Handle Unwanted Advice on COPD

I retired last year due to COPD-related illness. Cabin fever set in recently, and I wanted to see if I could be social again...

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