It is important that patients who suffer with asthma are reviewed by our asthma nurse at least once a year. This ensures that any problems with the condition, no matter how small, are discussed and rectified with appropriate advice and treatment.
When it is time for your review, we will write to you with guidance on what to do.
Asthma UK Advice-line
Asthma UK’s Advice-line is staffed by asthma nurse specialists and answers queries about asthma over the phone and by email.
The Asthma UK Advice-line number is 0300 222 5800. It is open Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm, and can answer people’s queries about controlling their asthma, medications and triggers as well as general advice relating to asthma. All calls are confidential. Inquiries can also be emailed via a form on this website which collects the essential information that the asthma nurse specialists need to know in order to answer the query thoroughly.
You can take control of your asthma by knowing what medicines to take, how much and when to take them. It is also important to avoid things that trigger your asthma and know what to do if your symptoms get worse.
A few simple steps to help you get your asthma under control:
• Knowing what medicines to take and when to take them is an important step towards keeping your asthma symptoms under control.
• Eat a healthy diet with lots of fresh fruit and vegetables.
• Drink plenty of water and avoid getting dehydrated.
• Review your symptoms and medicine with your doctor or asthma nurse at least once a year (more frequently if you have severe asthma symptoms or, in the case of young children, every 6 to 12 months).
• Tell your doctor or asthma nurse how asthma symptoms affect your lifestyle so that they can help you to identify ways to overcome these to make your life better.
• Talk to your doctor or asthma nurse about the medicines that you are taking, how to identify and avoid triggers, and how to cope with a long-term condition.
• Use your preventer inhaler regularly as prescribed. This will reduce your risk of having an asthma attack if you come into contact with a trigger.