Asthma is a chronic lung condition characterized by difficulty breathing. It affects 7-10% of children. Symptoms may be worsened by many things including allergens such as cat dander, smoke, extreme emotions, cold weather, and exercise. Proper use of medications, like inhaled bronchodilators and steroids, can decrease the severity and frequency of exacerbations. Please talk to our pharmacists about finding ways to improve asthma control through the use of medication and control of environmental factors.
Our pharmacists will review proper inhalation technique and make sure you are getting maximum benefits from the inhaled medications.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) refers to a group of lung diseases that block airflow and make breathing difficult.
Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are the two most common conditions that make up COPD. Chronic bronchitis is an inflammation of the lining of your bronchial tubes, which carry air to and from your lungs. Emphysema occurs when the air sacs (alveoli) at the end of the smallest air passages (bronchioles) in the lungs are gradually destroyed.
Damage to your lungs from COPD can't be reversed, but treatment can help control symptoms and minimize further damage.The most essential step in any treatment plan for COPD is to stop all smoking. It's the only way to keep COPD from getting worse — which can eventually reduce your ability to breathe