How to choose an inhaler for lung disease?

Inhalers

In this article I will go over everything you need to know about how an inhaler is chosen. The main things to consider are the indication (condition being treated), the medication in the inhaler and your ability to use that…

#14 – Familial pulmonary fibrosis – live explanation

Familial interstitial lung disease and fibrosis

In this episode a “live” explanation about familial pulmonary fibrosis (FPF) or familial interstitial pneumonia (FIP). Familial cases of lung scarring can be caused by variants in something called telomere-related genes. Telomeres are repetitive sequences of DNA at the end…

#11 – Good asthma treatment but still many symptoms?

Inhaler

What can be done if despite a theoretically correct asthma treatment there are still many symptoms? This is common, as asthma inhalers are usually given based on international guidelines (such as GINA Asthma). Therefore, even non-specialist doctors are usually able…

#9 – Corticosteroids for asthma flare-ups

Tablets

In episode 9 of the podcast I discuss about using corticosteroids (such as prednisone / prednisolone etc.) for asthma exacerbations (flare-ups). Based on a question I received on the YouTube channel I talk about reasons for using steroids and if…

#8 – When are inhaled corticosteroids used in COPD?

Seretide diskus inhaler

This is ep. 8 of the podcast. When are inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) used in the treatment of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)? Inhaled corticosteroids are normally a treatment for asthma, however they are useful for people who have many COPD…