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Asthma

Asthma is a common long-term condition that can cause coughing, wheezing, chest tightness and breathlessness.

The severity of these symptoms varies from person to person. Asthma can be controlled well in most people most of the time, although some people may have more persistent problems.

Occasionally, asthma symptoms can get gradually or suddenly worse. This is known as an "asthma attack", although doctors sometimes use the term "exacerbation".

Severe attacks may require hospital treatment and can be life threatening, although this is unusual.

Everyone with asthma should have an asthma review at least once a year . Children should have their asthma reviewed every 6 -12 months.

 

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For  reviews please book an appointment with practice nurse

COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the name for a collection of lung diseases including chronic bronchitis, emphysema and chronic obstructive airways disease. People with COPD have difficulties breathing, primarily due to the narrowing of their airways. The main cause of COPD is smoking. The likelihood of developing COPD increases the more you smoke and the longer you've been smoking. This is because smoking irritates and inflames the lungs, which results in scarring. Although the damage that has already occurred to your lungs cannot be reversed, you can slow down the progression of the disease. Stopping smoking is particularly effective.

 

Regular review allows monitoring of the severity of your COPD.

For reviews please book an appointment with practice nurse.

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148 Clare Road

Grangetown

Cardiff

CF3 4BH

 

TEL: 02920 388081

FAX: 02920 388832

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Saturday & Sunday         Closed

 

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