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Asthma

Asthma is a very common condition which can be managed by changes to lifestyle and also medication.

If you have asthma then you will be invited for an annual review with our specialist practice nurse. This is a 15 minute appointment and will look to assess your asthma and look at ways to further improve control. 

If you feel that your asthma is not well controlled then you can complete this simple test to check please click on check your asthma risk .

 

For videos to check your inhaler technique:

      For more information on asthma check out this link General information on Asthma

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) 

COPD is the name for a collection of lung diseases, including chronic bronchitis, emphysema and chronic obstructive airways disease. People with COPD have trouble breathing in and out, due to long-term damage to the lungs, usually because of smoking. 

There is no cure for COPD, but there are many things you can do to relieve symptoms and keep the disease from getting worse. If you smoke, now is the time to quit; this is the best way to slow lung damage.

Treatments include:

  • inhalers and medications– to help make breathing easier
  • pulmonary rehabilitation– a specialised programme of exercise and education
  • surgery  – although this is only an option for a very small number of people

At Park Lane Surgery we have a specialist Practice Nurse, Miriam Wilson and GP, Dr Ann Holden who help patients with COPD manage their condition. These patients are invited in to the surgery during their birth month for an annual review where their condition will be discussed with them and then a care plan will be made in conjuction with the patient.

If you think that you may have COPD please click on the link below and then book into to see a GP to discuss your concerns further.

For more information check out this link COPD

CHD (Coronary Heart Disease) and Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

We have annual appointments for all our patients suffering from Coronary Heart Disease and/or hypertension with our practice nurses who monitor and manage these conditions. 

For more information on hypertension and how to manage your cholesterol please see leaflets on the following link: Patient Information leaflet

Diabetes

We have a specialist GP and two specialist nurses who help manage our diabetic patients. They will review patients on an annual basis not only to, make sure their diabetes is under control but also look at ways to improve this control through better self-management of their lifestyle.

For more information on diabetes and how it is managed:

https://www.diabetes.org.uk/

We are supported by a specialist community diabetes service which includes Diabetic Specialist Nurses and consultants to help manage more complex patients and those on insulin or being initiated on insulin.

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