Asthma and COPD are the most commonly diagnosed chronic lung diseases. They both involve inflammation of the airways, obstruction of airflow, and some other common symptoms.
If you only have asthma, symptoms change often, and you can be symptom-free for a long time. Asthma often involves symptom triggers like exercise, exposure to allergens, or a respiratory illness.
If you only have COPD, symptoms usually start after age 40. Symptoms can vary from day to day, but they’re chronic and progressive.
But the good news is that no matter how serious your symptoms are, they can be managed, and you can feel a lot better.
We offer a one-stop solution for the treatment and management of asthma and respiratory problems
No matter how big or small your difficulties are, we will provide a basic solution by carrying out our usual procedure. We will help monitor your medication therapy, suggest inhalers, teach you how to use the inhaler and nebulizer devices and suggest some lifestyle options to help manage your lung condition.
There’s currently no cure for COPD, but treatment can help slow the condition’s progression and control the symptoms.
- Stopping smoking
- The regular use of Inhalers and tablets
- Pulmonary rehabilitation – a specialized programme of exercise and education
- Non-invasive ventilation (NIV)
- Surgery or a lung transplant – although this is only an option for a minimal number of people
Some patients require breathing either because of breathing problems or because of the nerves and muscles that control breathing. This involves a technique called non-invasive ventilation, which is a machine to help you breathe.
For more serious complications, we suggest high-end medication and long-term invasive procedures.
We understand management is not just about filling a prescription for your inhale. It is also about checking in with you to ensure you have all the resources, education and support you need to feel confident to control and manage your condition. For peace of mind in taking care of your asthma and COPD concerns, your Pharmasave pharmacists are here to support you.