Proper inhaler use can lower problems

A Fleetwood GP is reminding people with asthma to use their inhalers correctly to avoid ending up in hospital over the festive period.

Thursday, 28th December 2017, 3:56 pm
Updated Thursday, 28th December 2017, 4:00 pm
Dr Adam Janjua

Over the past two years, unplanned asthma-related hospital admissions have increased significantly in winter months as the cold, damp air gets into people’s airways.

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But medics say some of this could be avoided if people use their inhalers correctly.

Port GP Dr Adam Janjua said: “Across the Fylde coast last year there was a 30 per cent increase in the number of unplanned hospital admissions within asthma patients.”

Asthma sufferers are given a ‘reliever’ inhaler to help them if they feel out of breath and a second inhaler, a ‘preventer’, for more effective long term relief of symptoms. These preventers must be used regularly.