Approximately 12% of Alberta’s population has asthma.
Asthma is a chronic lung condition that inflames and narrows the airways. This inflammation and narrowing can make breathing difficult and trigger coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath.
There are two types of asthma: allergic and non-allergic. Allergic asthma is caused by an allergic reaction to a trigger, such as pet dander, pollen, or dust mites. Non-allergic asthma is not caused by an allergy but can be triggered by cold air, exercise, or smoke.
Medication and avoiding triggers can control asthma can be controlled. It is essential to work with your healthcare team to create an asthma action plan. This plan will help you identify your triggers and what to do if you have an asthma attack.
Ogden Pharmacy can play an essential role in asthma education. We can help you understand your medications and how to use them correctly. We can also provide information on avoiding triggers and what to do if you have an asthma attack.
If you have asthma, be sure to talk to us about it. We can help you manage your condition and keep your lungs healthy.
Please call us at 587-391-9878 (click on our phone number to contact us), or use the Facebook Messenger Chatbot (the bottom right of this page), or use our WhatsApp Chat (the down left of this page) to arrange for an asthma education session or to have a small talk about it.