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How do I know if my asthma is well controlled?

Asthma is defined as a long term condition that affects your airways, the tubes that carry air in and out of your lungs.  Currently, there is no ‘cure’., however, if asthma is controlled well with medication and lifestyle choices, as...

Asthma Inhalers
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Diuretics for hypertension

Diuretics are commonly known as ‘water pills’ and they are a medication that removes excess water and salt from the body. They can be used in the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure) which can be a contributing factor in d...

High Blood Pressure Treatment
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What is a normal cholesterol level?

We have all heard of cholesterol and somehow know that it is not good if we have ‘high cholesterol’ but how many of us actually know what it is?

Cholesterol is a fatty substance that is produced naturally in the liver.  Everyone h...

High Cholesterol
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Diabetes and weight loss

As we can see from the list of diabetes symptoms below, weight loss is a symptom in both type 1 and type 2.  As we can also see, being overweight is a major risk factor in developing the disease.

Diabetes
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The Environmental Impact of Inhalers

Did you know your inhaler could carry a significant impact on the environment? Different inhalers have a different carbon footprint compared to others. Here we consider how inhalers could be switched to low carbon alternatives, how you should use the...

Asthma Inhalers
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What are the different types of asthma inhalers?

Inhalers are a useful tool to make sure medicine can be delivered directly, targetting the lungs. There are many different ways to differentiate between asthma inhalers. Here is a comprehensive guide to inhaler types, colours, names, escalation of tr...

Asthma Inhalers
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Taking Ventolin: how often is too often?

Ventolin is a form of asthma inhaler. It contains a medicine called salbutamol which eases the muscles around the airways so that breathing becomes easier. People living with asthma should always have their Ventolin inhaler to hand to treat a flare-u...

Asthma Inhalers
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The Asthma Control Test

The Asthma Control Test is a simple set of questions devised by medical professionals. It helps you to determine how well you are currently managing your asthma, allowing you to gain an accurate picture of your condition.  

Asthma Inhalers