Asthma is a long-term condition for many people, particularly if it first develops when you’re an adult.

If it developed in childhood, it sometimes goes away or improves during the teenage years, however it may return later in life.

Asthma can normally be kept under control, however it’s still a serious condition that can cause a number of problems.

It’s important to follow your treatment plan and not ignore your symptoms if they’re getting worse.

Inhaler technique

It is essential to have a good inhaler technique to ensure that your medication gets to the part of your lungs that need it. Please watch the specific inhaler video below to check that you are using your inhalers correctly:

For further information, see:

Further information

Please see the following links for further information on Asthma that you may find useful:

Please visit the NHS website here for further information and advice

Patient. Info –

Asthma UK –

Asthma Control Questionnaire

If you are a patient of Rivermead Gate Medical Practice and over the age of 12 years old please complete the following questions to allow your health care professional to assess your asthma.

This questionnaire is for a routine review of your symptoms. If you are experiencing severe shortness of breath at present, please follow your care plan (if you have one) or ring your GP or 999 immediately.

Date published: 22nd June, 2022
Date last updated: 23rd June, 2022