Asthma is a common lung condition that causes occasional breathing difficulties. It affects people of all ages and often starts in childhood, although it can also develop for the first time in adults. There’s currently no cure, but there are simple treatments that can help keep the symptoms under control so it does not have a big impact on your life.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the name for a group of lung conditions that cause breathing difficulties. COPD is a common condition that mainly affects middle-aged or older adults who smoke. Many people do not realise they have it. The breathing problems tend to get gradually worse over time and can limit your normal activities, although treatment can help keep the condition under control.
At Lofthouse Surgery and The Manse Surgery, we invite patients who have a respiratory condition to attend the surgery for an annual review. It is important that patients attend this appointment to discuss how they are managing their long term condition and to discuss any concerns or questions they may have with a health care professional.
To make an appointment with a Practice Nurse please contact the surgery.