If you get wheezy with exertion or have a persistent cough, you may have Asthma, which is when your lungs are over-sensitive. Regular reviews (to ‘fine tune’ your medication) will help you feel much better, sleep better and take less time off work.
Asthma is a common condition that affects the airways. The typical symptoms are wheeze, cough, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. Symptoms can range from mild to severe.
The British Lung Foundation offers local singing for better breathing and exercise groups in Lambeth and there is a Breathe Easy Support Group in Lewisham (4 miles from the surgery).
Singing for Better Breathing meets every Thursday at 11:00am
The Exercise Class meets every Wednesday at 12:00pm.
The Breathe Easy Support Group in Lewisham meets every 2nd Thursday of every month.
Technique makes a difference - video animations show how to use your inhaler and spacers.
If you use an action plan, you are four times less likley to have an asthma attack that requires emergency hospital treatment!
Click here to download your planner, fill in your details & print - the rest can be completed with our nurse team at your annual review, or at your convenience
In this section you can find out about the experience of Asthma and long-term health conditions in young people by seeing and hearing young people share their personal stories on film.
We’re the UK’s leading asthma charity. There are over five million people with asthma in the UK, and we’re here for them when they need us most.
Asthma is a common long-term condition that can cause a cough, wheezing, and breathlessness. The severity of the symptoms varies from person to person. Asthma can be controlled well in most people most of the time.