Supporting your Asthma and COPD management.
We understand management is not just about filling a prescription for your inhaler - it is also about checking in with you to ensure you have all the resources, education and support you need to feel confident to take control and manage your condition.
Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition affecting 2.5 million Australians and each year we lose almost 400 people due to the condition.
Each person with asthma is affected in different ways and experience changes in severity over the years.
Some people develop asthma as a child, others as adults.
Some people have symptoms often, some only for a shorter period.
Asthma may go into a state of remission for many years and be triggered years later.
Severe asthma effects around 3 to 10% of people with asthma and can be a very difficult condition to live with.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a progressive and incurable lung condition. Around 1 in 7 Australians aged 40 years and over have some form of COPD and smoking is a big risk factor for it’s development.
Both asthma and COPD are chronic conditions which affect breathing and quality of life and many adult patients can show features of both these conditions.
There are many services your health care team can provide to assist you in managing your condition, to breathe better more often and enjoy an improved quality of life. For peace of mind in taking care of your asthma and COPD concerns, your Pharmacy 777 Pharmacists are here to support you.
Do you know your Asthma Score?
Your Asthma Score = Your Level of Asthma Control
Even if you think your asthma is under control, knowing your Asthma Score is still important as your Asthma can change over time.
If your asthma has been poorly or partially controlled, the good news is that you can take steps to improve your asthma management and if your asthma has been well controlled, it’s important to stay on top of it so you can continue to live well.
Asthma Australia's online ‘Asthma Control Test’ is a clinically validated self-assessment tool providing instant feedback to help determine your level of asthma control.
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Do you have a current Asthma or COPD Action Plan?
Pharmacy 777 Pharmacists are here to support you in reaching the best asthma control possible and ensure your condition management is in check.
We work collaboratively with your Doctor to keep your Action Plan up-to-date, visit your local Pharmacy 777 and find out how we can help you.