At Penryn, we have a nurse led clinic for patients with Asthma and COPD.
The clinic provides an opportunity to help improve the management of your condition.
At the clinic the nurse will be able to try and answer any questions you may have about your asthma or COPD. They will be able to teach you the correct way to use your inhaler and find an inhaler which suits you best. They will help you take control of your condition, advising you on self management and what to do if you become more unwell.
In order to diagnose and monitor these breathing condtions in the clinic, the nurses may ask you to do some special blowing tests called “Spirometry”.
Asthma - Further Information
Asthma is a common condition that causes coughing, wheezing, tightness of the chest and breathlessness. Most people with asthma who take the appropriate treatment can live normal lives, but left untreated, asthma can cause permanent damage to the airways
NHS Choices - Child Asthma & Inhaler Techniques
There is further information and advice on the NHS Choices Video Site
This website has been revamped to meet the needs of the thousands of people with asthma who visit the site each day, either to find important information about asthma and how to control it
Asthma in Adults
An excellent resource with useful video, audio, images and references relating to asthma in adults.
Asthma in Children
This factsheet is for parents of children who have asthma, or who would like information about it
NHS Choices - Asthma
Further information about symptoms, treatment, causes and prevention of Asthma.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) - Further Information
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the name for a collection of lung diseases including chronic bronchitis, emphysema and chronic obstructive airways disease. The main symptom of COPD is an inability to breathe in and out properly. This is also referred to as airflow obstruction.
What is COPD?
COPD: A real Story
Guide to the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and risks of COPD from the NHS
This factsheet is for people who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or who would like information about it.
British Lung Foundation
Information and guidance on living with COPD
These links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.