Asthma

Asthma is a respiratory condition characterised by reoccurring symptoms that impede normal breathing. It's extremely common and sufferers often experience difficulty breathing when they come into contact with irritants in their immediate environment, prompting an ‘asthma attack'. This is caused by the airways within the lungs narrowing and air inhalation being restricted. Asthma treatments, such as an asthma inhaler, are as a result increasingly common with nearly 5.4 million people suffering from the condition in the United Kingdom alone.

Fortunately if you do suffer from respiratory problems such as asthma, you can find the appropriate asthma treatment at euroClinix. We offer a quick and easy online consultation service prior to ordering, which will ensure the effectiveness of your desired treatment. Once approved, your medication is delivered directly to you.

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Ventolin
Ventolin is a unique reliever inhaler that alleviates symptoms of asthma during and before the onset of an asthma attack. It effectively opens airways and relaxes the muscles in the lungs, allowing normal breathing to continue and even reducing inflammation of the bronchioles. Ventolin is used as per required but usually patients take one to two puffs to assist them with asthma attacks.
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Seretide
Seretide is an asthma prevention medication which should be used daily to avoid developing symptoms which can lead to an attack. It differs from other preventative inhalers in that it contains two different medications which act in conjunction to limit the chances of suffering from breathing difficulties.
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Symbicort

The Symbicort Turbohaler is a medication prescribed to asthma patients which should be taken every day as a preventer inhaler to avoid any symptoms before they occur. Symbicort contains two active ingredients which work together to prevent swelling and irritation to the lungs and airways, making you less likely to suffer from an attack.

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Qvar
Qvar (beclometasone) is a treatment for asthma which should be used every day to help reduce the swelling to the lungs which causes breathing difficulties and asthma attacks. It is available to purchase in three different types of inhalers: the Aerosol, the Easi-Breathe and the Autohaler.
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Clenil Modulite
Clenil Modulite is a preventative inhaler which can be used daily by patients to reduce the possibility of suffering from asthma attacks. The active ingredient is a steroid with anti-inflammatory properties which reduces the swelling of the air passages to avoid breathing problems. Clenil (beclometasone) can be prescribed in different strengths and daily use ranges from two to 16 puffs a day depending on a doctor’s determination.
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Flixotide
Flixotide is a preventative treatment for asthma which contains fluticasone propionate, a steroid which is inhaled in small amounts to reduce the inflammation in the air passages of asthma patients to reduce the chances of suffering an attack. Flixotide (fluticasone) is available in two different types of inhaler: the Flixotide Evohaler and the Flixotide Accuhaler.
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Pulmicort
Pulmicort Turbohaler is a treatment for asthma patients which can be used daily to prevent the symptoms which cause asthmatic attacks. The active ingredient is budesonide, a steroid which acts as an anti-inflammatory, reducing the swelling of the air passages to make breathing easier.
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Atrovent
The Atrovent inhaler has found to be an effective preventer treatment for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Atrovent relaxes the air passages of the lungs. It helps to keep the airways open, in turn making it easier to breathe and thus preventing the occurrence of an asthma attack.
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Serevent
Serevent is an effective preventative treatment that helps to prevent symptoms and asthma attacks. Its active ingredient salmeterol works by inhibiting the actions of the lung’s receptors causing them to relax. This helps airways to relax and makes breathing easier, lowering your risk of an asthma attack. Serevent also helps to keep the airways open for longer (12 hours or more), compared to other asthma treatments.
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Salamol
Salamol is an effective asthma treatment that helps to relieve symptoms such as breathing difficulties, wheezing and coughing, all of which can occur during an asthma attack. It can also be used to prevent known triggers like exercising from worsening symptoms. Using the active ingredient salbutamol, it works by inhibiting the lung receptors, causing the airways to relax and open, which makes breathing easier. During an attack this can help symptoms subside and become less severe.
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Bricanyl
Bricanyl is an asthma medication that can be used to relieve symptoms of breathing difficulties and asthma attacks. Its active ingredient terbutaline sulphate helps alleviate symptoms of asthma by relaxing the muscles and opening the airways. This medication comes in a number of different treatment forms, including a tablet, syrup and inhaler (turbohaler), which enables this treatment to be used as a preventer treatment and a reliever treatment for asthma.

What is asthma?

Asthma is defined as being a chronic inflammatory disorder that affects the airways and cells of the lungs. Asthma symptoms include wheezing, breathlessness, tightness in the chest and coughing which most commonly occur at night or early morning. These are often referred to as asthma attacks and can cause the sufferer, depending on the severity of the condition, mild to extreme difficulty in breathing until an asthma treatment can be used.

The majority of people who suffer from the condition, and asthma symptoms, are born with it, although some may develop it during their lives as external factors influence their susceptibility. It’s also believed that people whose mother’s smoked during pregnancy, may have a higher chance of developing asthma or that children who lacked initial exposure to the irritants that set off asthma attacks; may stand a higher chance of reacting to them with asthma symptoms later on in life.

What causes asthma attacks?

When someone who suffers from asthma comes into contact with irritants such as pollen, smoke or inhalable powders, essentially any particles likely to cause a reaction on the bronchial muscles in the lungs, an asthma attack may occur as a result. This happens as the tubes connected to the lungs, known as the bronchioles, narrow and airflow becomes restricted. The problem is compounded as the lining of the bronchioles becomes more inflamed and mucous production provides further blockage.

An asthma treatment is therefore used to try and prevent this inflammation from occurring, preventatively, as well as help widen the airways during an attack.

What asthma treatments are available?

Most children who suffer from asthma usually outgrow the condition and its various symptoms. However, many retain the disorder into adult life and some people develop it only later in general in response to external factors. While it can be uncomfortable and sometimes distressing, treatments exist and are readily available.

These are split between two groups of asthma treatments, which invariably come in the form of inhalers, that either prevent or relieve the condition. Preventers are used daily and lower the sensitivity of the airways so they are less likely to react to irritants thereby causing swelling and increased mucous. While relievers focus on relaxing the delicate airways during an attack and allowing normal airflow and unobstructed breathing. These may sometimes be used in combination for maximum effect. These are not essentially a cure for asthma, but they can either reduce potential symptoms or alleviate and attack. In severe cases, a doctor may even prescribe steroid pills or injections which can provide a stronger and more immediate relief.

Can I order asthma treatments online?

Yes. euroClinix offers a free and easy consultation service to provide patients with their desired asthma treatment. During this process you will be asked to answer several medical questions to ascertain your suitability to the treatments we offer, whether it is a preventer or a reliever treatment. If approved, your medication will be shipped to your door. Remember that before you use any form of asthma treatment, you should consult your personal doctor about the effectiveness and safety.