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Asthma & COPD​

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Asthma & COPD​
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What is Asthma & COPD?

If you have asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), breathing is not as easy as it should be.

Asthma is a disease that affects your lungs. It is common in children, but adults can develop asthma, too. You could have an asthma attack when something bothers your lungs. Attacks cause wheezing, coughing, chest tightness and feeling breathless.

COPD is a group of lung diseases where you have limited airflow and different degrees of lung tissue destruction. Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are the most common forms of COPD.

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GHC-SCW Resources for Asthma & COPD

Asthma Education Appointments

We offer individual consults with an Asthma Educator at Sauk Trails Clinic. Call the clinic at (608) 257-9700 and request an appointment. If you have never seen an Asthma Educator before, we’ll let your Primary Care Provider know you asked for a visit.

What To Expect at Your First Visit

We can help you learn how to manage your asthma and limit the frequency of attacks. We will work with you to create a plan to control your asthma or COPD.

Your first visit with the Asthma Educator will be 60 minutes long. We’ll talk about your current health needs and answer your questions. Then we’ll work with you to find a plan that controls your symptoms and fits in with your life.

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Other GHC-SCW Resources 

  • Clinical Pharmacists – Our pharmacy staff can help answer questions you may have about your medications and how they can affect your disease.
  • Healthwise – Log into your GHCMyChartSM account, and under Resources, click Healthwise Home.  Here you can search for information related to your unique medical needs.
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Community Resources for Asthma & COPD

  • ​​The University of Wisconsin conducts research to learn more about asthma and better treat patients. For information about current studies, click here​.
  • The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America publishes information about asthma that may be helpful for you. To visit their website, click here