COPD and Asthma management

As indicated by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s 2017-2018 report, asthma influences one out of nine Australians. It is a common chronic ailment that causes airway obstruction. Meanwhile, one in every twenty people in the country suffers from the fatal Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).COPD worsens over time. 

As a result, routine monitoring and follow-ups are critical for tracking your progress. 

Assessing symptoms and following up with patients allows us to understand better and analyse how the disorder is progressing. 

To achieve better results, we recommend treatments that are tailored to your specific needs. For example, smoking cessation is critical in the treatment of COPD or Asthma. 

A viral or bacterial infection is the most common cause of COPD aggravation. Steroids, antibiotics, and bronchodilators are among the treatments available.

Patients must seek proper, consistent treatment to avoid serious complications, as both can significantly impact a person’s life.

Our medical experts at We Care Health Medical Centre can diagnose and treat various respiratory diseases such as COPD and asthma

We can also help you manage your illnesses so that you can live a better life. 

Call us at 02 6324 6688 to schedule an appointment.

Common COPD and Asthma Symptoms

Our doctors are well-versed in all of the common characteristics of these respiratory disorders.

Asthma symptoms commonly include:

  • Wheezing
  • Tightness in the chest
  • Coughing
  • Being out of breath
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Exhaustion
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness \fainting
  • bluish lips or fingertips
  • The disease's onset before the age of 20
  • Asthma or another allergic condition in the family
  • Seasonal or yearly variations in symptoms are common
  • An X-ray reveals a normal chest.
Common COPD and Asthma Symptoms

Meanwhile, the following are common characteristics of COPD:Coughing or wheezing frequently

  • Respiratory infections are common.
  • Excess phlegm or sputum Shortness of breath
  • Fingernail beds or lips that are blue
  • Having difficulty taking deep breaths
  • For individuals beyond 40 years old, despite treatment, indications endure
  • Extensive exposure to biomass fuel or tobacco smoke is one of the causes.
  • Severe hyperinflation or other X-ray changes
  • Between symptoms, there is abnormal lung function.
Meanwhile, the following are common characteristics of COPD:Coughing or wheezing frequently

COPD and Asthma Management Treatment Measures

For both COPD and Asthma, constant monitoring, lung function management, and, in some cases, dual bronchodilation are all part of the treatment.
Routine checkups will be required to monitor your symptoms and determine whether your COPD or asthma is worsening. 
Spirometry, a test that evaluates the quality of your lungs and the air you breathe, must be performed annually to determine the severity of your condition.

Asthma treatments are much simpler and include the prescription of an inhaler to manage the condition. Asthma patients should take anti-inflammation medications such as intravenous and oral corticosteroids, short-acting beta-agonists, and ipratropium for immediate relief. 

The doctor may also prescribe allergy medications, bronchial and long-term asthma control medications.

Our doctors usually recommend a combination of medications for COPD treatments, such as inhaled steroids, oral steroids, bronchodilators, antibiotics, and combination inhalers. 
Severe cases may necessitate lung therapies such as pulmonary rehabilitation and oxygen therapy. 

To address the infirmity, medical procedures, for example, bullectomy, lung volume decrease, or lung transplantation, might be required.

We at We Care Health Medical Centre will prescribe appropriate medication and provide specific action steps to reduce symptoms and prevent exacerbation. Our doctors can advise and assist you in finding a manageable way to stop the habit. 

Overall, making healthy lifestyle changes will be critical to improving your well-being.

How Can We Assist You?

We believe that COPD and Asthma management should be a collaborative effort between the doctor and the patient. 
Because each patient faces a unique set of challenges, management techniques vary.

Regardless of your condition, we will work with you to develop a proper routine and lifestyle to promote healthy habits and reduce the risk of complications. In addition, we will assist you in managing your asthma or COPD by beginning with an accurate diagnosis. 

Our doctors will ask you to undergo various tests to help determine the extent of your diseases.

We will provide instructions on how to avoid your triggers once they have been identified. 
We will also assist you in monitoring your symptoms and developing treatments to alleviate the discomforts caused by these diseases.

Our team can also arrange additional services for long-term treatment of COPD and asthma symptomsteam.

Make an appointment for COPD and Asthma Management Counselling

You can effectively manage your COPD or Asthma by collaborating with our doctors and developing a targeted treatment plan. A proper diagnosis is required to ensure that the appropriate treatment plan is used. We believe that you can better manage such conditions with regular check-ups and monitoring, appropriate medications, and an effective lifestyle regimen. So, give our helpful staff at We Care Health Medical Centre a call to make an appointment. Please contact us at 02 6324 6688.

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