Self help tecniques
Right Breathe app
is an app designed by NHS doctors and pharmacists to help patients and clinicians with prescribing and using inhalers. Available now for iOS and Android. www.rightbreathe.com
Millions of people in the UK have breathing difficulties but many do not use their inhalers effectively, potentially putting their lives at risk. Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is tackling this problem with its ‘Breathe with ease’ campaign urging inhaler users to get their technique checked.
Advice on inhaler techniques from Solihull CCG
It is normal to get out of breath when you have over-exerted yourself, but when breathlessness comes on suddenly and unexpectedly, it is usually a warning sign of a medical condition.
Shortness of breath information on NHS Choices
During cold weather, people with asthma are encouraged to wear a scarf over their nose and mouth to prevent asthma attacks. Breathing in cold, damp air can make the airways tighten and trigger an attack in three out of four people, charity Asthma UK says.
Find out more here.