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Asthma Clinic

When Your Mother Told You to Take Your Vitamins, She Knew What She Was Talking About 

We all know that we should increase our Vitamin C when we think we are coming down with a viral infection.  We do this because Vitamin C is shown to reduce inflammation.  Dr. John La Puma, an internal medicine physician in the U.S. who is also known as ChefMD, highly encourages that any person who has asthma should eat a Vitamin C enriched diet as inflammation is one of the main components for asthma.  It is stated in his book "ChefMD's Big Book of Culinary Medicine" that "people who ate 46.3 grams a day of citrus fruits (about 11/2 ounces) had a 41% reduced risk of asthma compared with those who ate none".

So, as well as using your medications as directed, add oranges to your next grocery order!  

"Helping You Breathe Easier"

Goal:

To help you understand your role in asthma self-management.

  • What is asthma?
  • Are my allergies related?
  • What can I do to help my symptoms?
  • What are my triggers?
  • How do I use my medications?
  • What can I do when I'm having trouble?

AsthmaWhat to expect at your appointment:

  • You will work with a certified asthma educator to find out what works best for you.
  • Your first appointment will take up to 90 minutes.
  • Your follow up appointments will be 30-60 minutes and will take place every six months.
  • If you are able, a breathing test will be done to see how your asthma is doing.
  • You will learn things that you can do to help your asthma and how to make your medications best work for you.
    

How to clean your spacer

How to use your Breezhaler

How to use your Diskus

How to use your Ellipta

How to use your Genuair inhaler

How to use your Handihaler

How to use your puffer and spacing device

How to use your puffer and spacing device with mask

How to use your Respimat

How to use your Turbuhaler

How to use your Twisthaler

 

Clinics

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» Fredericton - All ages
» Saint John - All ages
Saint John Regional Hospital (up to age 18)
506-648-6961
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Dr. Steve Corscadden (private clinic for adults)
506-672-3504
» Perth-Andover - All ages
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