Is your child exposed to smoking? If so how are they exposed?: Active? Is your child smoking? Passive? Is there someone at home who smokes when your child is in the house? Friends? Are they being exposed to second hand smoke from their friends? Family? Are they exposed to smoke when visiting other family? Does […]
In order to develop a positive self-management approach to your pregnancy you should follow all the health messages from your midwife and ante natal team: Avoid smoking or being around those who smoke Smoking makes an asthma attack more likely and an asthma attack can stress your baby. Smoking increases the chance of miscarriage, your […]
Your healthcare team should ask about smoking Is the teenager an active smoker? Passive? Are they exposed to their friends smoke? Family? Are they exposed to smoke at home? Do they like smoking? Discuss with them what the effect of smoking has on asthmatic lungs. Discuss how smoking can reduce the effect inhaled medicine. Smoking […]
Your team should ask about smoking Active? Is your child smoking? Passive? Is there someone at home who smokes when your child is in the house? Friends? Are they being exposed to second hand smoke from their friends? Family? Are they exposed to smoke when visiting other family? Does your child like smoking? Has your […]
Quit smoking and: Slow down the decline in your lung function. Your airways will be less irritated and inflamed making breathing easier. Your inhalers will be more effective. You will be protecting your family from your second hand smoke. Save money from day one.
People who manage to quit smoking when living with COPD are likely to: Have fewer chest infections. Have fewer hospital admissions. Less decline of lungs and less lung damage. Respond better to the effect of inhalers and other medicines than smokers.
Cigarette smoke is harmful to you and your child. If your child has asthma their airways are irritated by exposure to smoke making their asthma worse. You should make sure your house and car are smoke free at all times. There is no safe level of smoking in the home. Smoking outside with a window […]
They may also discuss: Your diet If you are under or overweight. If you are having difficulty eating. Your mood Whether you are feeling a bit low or depressed. Help at home Whether you need some help at home. Smoking If you are a smoker, they will discuss smoking and the impact on your COPD […]
An asthma trigger is anything you are not allergic to but which irritates the airways and starts off asthma symptoms. If you live in Scotland and would like to receive free text alerts for air quality or weather text WEATHER to 66777