At PostMyMeds we offer quick and easy relief for asthma sufferers in the form of ventolin, available with free first class delivery. There are also a number of lifestyle changes which can be made to help manage the symptoms of asthma, let’s take a look at some of them.

Stay fit and healthy, and definitely don’t smoke!

This is good advice for anyone, but particularly if you have asthma. For example, eating too much saturated fat may prevent your asthma medicines from working properly. So, limit the amount of convenience foods you eat that are often high in saturated fat, and choose lean meats and skinless chicken.

Keeping in shape will make you feel better and help you to breathe more easily, whereas smoking will exacerbate your symptoms (and you may have heard it’s associated with other, more serious health problems as well). Asthma sufferers who quit smoking have healthier lungs within just six weeks.

Manage your asthma better by stopping smoking
Stopping smoking will dramatically improve your ability to manage your asthma symptoms.

 

Create an asthma action plan with your doctor

Your local GP should help you do this if you haven’t done it already. People who create a written asthma plan are four times less likely to be hospitalised for their asthma.

You can print off a template for an asthma action plan here.

Limit your exposure to irritants and triggers

To identify triggers you’ll need to start by keeping an asthma diary. WebMD has some useful resources to help you identify your own triggers.

Common triggers include:

  • dust mites
  • cockroaches
  • pollen
  • mould
  • pets
  • a cold/flu
  • sinusitis

Get better at spotting your symptoms

If you know when your asthma is getting worse you’ll know when you’re more at risk of an attack. For most people, symptoms rarely just come out of nowhere, they build up gradually over a few days, often rapidly increasing two or three days before an attack.

You’ll feel much more confident if you know what to be aware of. Your written asthma action plan will help you identify any worsening symptoms.

Signs that your asthma isn’t being well managed include:

  • wheezing, tightness in your chest, coughing, feeling breathless
  • waking up at night
  • your symptoms are interfering with everyday activities, such as work and exercise
  • you’re using your reliever inhaler more often
  • your peak flow has dropped

Make sure you’re using your medication properly

Having an asthma review with your GP might help with this. You’d be surprised by how many asthma sufferers don’t use their medication properly.

Of course, actually having the right medication to hand certainly helps, but these days it’s easy to miss out on a repeat prescription if that means fitting a visit to the doctors into your busy schedule. PostMyMeds allows you to easily order ventolin online, wherever you are.  All you need to do is fill out a short online consultation form and you can have the medication you need delivered to your door within 24 hours.

We want to make sure you get the treatment you need, while freeing up doctors to see the people they really need to see. How often do you go to your local GP, already knowing exactly what treatment you need? PostMyMeds aims to make these unnecessary trips a thing of the past.

On our site, you can save your card details securely via SagePay and choose from two delivery options: free 1st class delivery by Royal Mail, or Royal Mail special delivery, which is guaranteed to arrive by 1pm the next working day.

PostMyMeds also has a repeat ordering feature designed to make your life even easier. Simply login to your account and reorder the treatment you require for a quicker and more streamlined checkout process.

If you have any questions about our services, click on the live chat feature on the bottom right of the website, or if there’s no one around, leave us a message.

Authored Jul 26, 2018 by Thomas Hall
Reviewed Dec 20, 2018 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm

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