Asthma

Asthma is a long term condition that affects the airways. Someone with asthma has sensitive airways (the tubes that carry air in and out of the lungs).

One is every 12 adults and one in every 11 children in the UK live with asthma. (This equates to one in five UK homes with someone who has asthma.)

When coming into contact with something that irritates their airways, asthmatic people react in three ways:

  • The muscles around the walls of the airways tighten

  • The lining of the airways starts to inflame and swell

  • Mucus builds up

 

These reactions combine to make breathing difficult, with symptoms of wheezing, chest tightness or coughing. They can be started by many different triggers. The most common ones are:

  • House dust mites

  • Animal fur

  • Pollen

  • Cigarette smoke

  • Exercise

  • Viral infections

Oxygen Therapy for people with Asthma

Whilst there is no cure for asthma, symptoms can be treated. Oxygen Therapy is a treatment which might help people with asthma.

At our MS Centre, we welcome anyone with any long term condition, including asthma. We are proud to have the only Oxygen Therapy Chamber in Argyll. People from any location are welcome to visit our Centre In Lochgilphead to try Oxygen Therapy.

A free trial session of Oxygen Therapy is available.

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