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Cold weather and asthma - how to keep it under control

With the arrival of autumn and winter, comes darker evenings and colder weather. The cold weather often brings more than its fair share of health problems including the risk of slips, trips and falls, as well as colds, flu and sore throats.

If you are one of the 4.5 million people in the UK who have asthma, cold air can also bring on symptoms such as wheezing or coughing. According to Asthma UK, winter weather can even be life threatening for some people with asthma. With advice and tips from LloydsPharmacy you can keep your asthma under control this winter.

Tips for keeping asthma under control

Pharmacist, Anshu Bhimbat shares her tips:

  • Take your asthma as prescribed and carry your reliever inhaler with you at all times
  • Stay warm and wear a scarf around your nose and mouth
  • Breathe through your nose to warm up the air before it gets to the lungs

Get more advice and find out about how LloydsPharmacy can help you manage your asthma with their Respiratory Support Service.