As the weather gets colder and damper, you may find that your asthma or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) symptoms start to become more prevalent and severe.
This page is designed to help you take the necessary steps to manage your asthma or other respiratory problems this winter, as well as helping you to avoid your symptoms worsening.
How colds and flu affect people with asthma
Inhalers for asthma and COPD
Inhalers are usually prescribed for patients with asthma and COPD as they are effective at delivering medication directly to the lungs. Having the correct inhaler technique is important to ensure you get the maximum benefits from the medication prescribed for you.
Asthma UK has produced a series of videos to demonstrate the correct inhaler techniques for the the following devices:
You can also speak to your GP, practice nurse or pharmacist if you have any further questions.
Managing your asthma and COPD
Further information and resources