Thursday, November 6, 2008

Got Asthma? Get Checked On How You Use Your Inhaler

A study reported in Prevention (February 2008) discovered that 33% of patients who use inhalers for asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are using them incorrectly.

By having their doctors demonstrate how to use it, the rate of misuse was cut by more than half.

So…if you use an inhaler, don’t assume you’re using it correctly. Get your technique checked out by your doc – see if you deserve the Gold Medal for proper inhalation technique.

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