What does asthma feel like?

By Brent Sorensen | November 18, 2022

If you have asthma, you’ll know. The panic. The scramble for the inhaler, the struggle to even get any of the drug in, because you can’t breathe. This article is more for the lucky ones. The winners of the genetic lottery in the asthma department. If you look up asthma on the web, talk to…

Asthma and Children

By Brent Sorensen | November 9, 2022

Firstly – if you or someone with you are experiencing an emergency, please don’t delay – call your emergency service. In New Zealand, this number is 111. Asthma in children can be very scary for parents and distressing for the child. It can help no end to know what it is you’re dealing with, why…

You can’t cure asthma. How do we manage it?

By Brent Sorensen | October 28, 2022

If you are one of the over 600,000 people in New Zealand with asthma you’ve likely asked or wondered; can asthma be cured? Do I have to live with this for life? The short answer is no – but keep reading there is a lot you can do! The disease is highly treatable. Many people…

How do I correctly take my Peak Flow?

By Brent Sorensen | October 17, 2022

Your Peak Flow (PEF) measurement is a measurement of your maximum speed of expiration. This is a very common measurement to take for both the diagnosis and management of asthma. PEF can vary due to multiple factors so the best way to use this measurement is often in a series over time. Medical professionals may…