How do Asthma and COPD inhalers affect the lungs?

COPD or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is a generic name for a group of lung diseases that have the common feature of making it difficult to empty air out of the lungs because the airways have become narrowed. Asthma and COPD share some common aspects but they are different diseases. Both COPD and asthma are treated using different types of facial inhalers. Pharmacy Planet stocks all the most popular inhalers including Salbutamol online in the UK, Ventolin online and Clenil Inhaler online in the UK.

What are the 4 stages of COPD?
There are four stages of COPD and these are:-

  • Mild – airflow is limited but not excessively, the patient may cough and can sometimes have a build-up of mucus
  • Moderate – this is characterised by regular shortness of breath especially after taking exercise or doing something active. This is usually the point when symptoms are noticed and can prompt most people to seek medical advice
  • Severe – normal exercise is prohibited by lack of airflow and shortness of breath, symptoms flare up constantly which is called an exacerbation
  • Very severe – airflow is limited, flare-ups are regular and intense and quality of life is diminished

Asthma affects one in every twenty adults in the UK and one in ten children. Asthma treatment usually involves the prescription of reliever inhalers which work by opening up the airways in both asthma and COPD which allows air to flow more freely into the lungs and relieves wheezing and breathlessness. Because the medication is delivered straight to where it is needed, only tiny amounts are required compared to the same medicine in tablet form meaning dosage levels can be reduced. Treatment is effective and can be enhanced with other lifestyle choices such as giving up smoking.

Pharmacy Planet stock all the main inhalers used to treat COPD and asthma including Salbutamol online, Ventoline online and Clenil inhaler online from this professional and trusted UK pharmacist.  We also provide advice and support on all the COPD conditions, visit our website to find out more