Asthma is a common, chronic disease in which the airways are easily irritated, becoming inflamed and constricted, making breathing a struggle. It affects people of all ages, and when poorly controlled often leads to unplanned visits to the doctor or hospital, absences from school or work, and a reduced ability to participate in day-to-day activities. (RespTrec, 2019)
Patients can receive treatment and make lifestyle changes that will slow the progression of the disease, can reduce or eliminate some symptoms, and improve the quality of their lives.
Meet with our Registered Pharmacist or Chronic Disease Management Nurses to learn what asthma means, what the causes are and ways to manage your condition at home.
- Initial assessment and ongoing evaluation/treatment of condition
- Individualized patient and family education about the disease process, non-medical management strategies, self-monitoring and how to handle symptom flare-ups
- Coaching for proper use of inhaled medication devices
- Medication review and dose adjustments in coordination with Physician and/or Respirologist.
HOW TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT:
- To access this service, please contact the Family Health Team at 519-843-3947 or ask your primary care provider (family physician or nurse practitioner) for more information.