Asthma

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Asthma

Asthma is a long-term condition that affects your airways – the tubes that carry air in and out of your lungs.
If you come into contact with one of your asthma triggers, it can make your symptoms worse and even bring on an asthma attack.
asthma.org.uk

Is it an Emergency?

Always call 999 for an emergency situation

Call 999

If you are in any doubt, suffering chest pains or serious risk to life, then call 999 immediately. Do not wait to ask the surgery or send emails or contacts through this portal.

Living with Asthma

Medicines are only part of your treatment for asthma. You will also need to deal with the things that make it worse. Keep a diary to record anything that triggers your asthma – this can help you to discover a pattern. Using a peak flow meter to monitor your lung function can also help.

If you have repeatedly low readings in a certain situation (for example, at the end of a working day, after exercise or after contact with an animal) this may indicate the trigger.

myAsthma: The asthma app for managing your symptoms

myAsthma is the first app to incorporate Symptonet, our AI engine that helps patients to manage their asthma. Symptonet intelligently deliver better outcomes by analysing symptoms.

my Asthma app

myAsthma brings you the world's first online self-management app helping you to achieve the very best control.
myasthma app

 Built by asthma experts and patients, myAsthma puts you in control like never before. Suitable for users 12 years of age or older.