Small Airways Disease

Hi, I have been a chronic asthmatic for years and escaped hospital after 22 days last week, this was my 4th admission this winter. Upon discharge I was told that I also have Small Airways Disease and that I was been referred to a Professor Sabro in Sheffield as my consultant feels that she has tried everything available without much joy.

Does anybody on here know much about Small Airways Disease or have any dealings with Prof. Sabro?

Thanks in advance.

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  • Sounds like you have had a tough winter with hospital. 22 days is a long time. Hope you are better now. Im in Scotland so have no dealings or heard of the guy you have been referred to at Sheffield but the wonders of the internet now you will be able to find out their background and special interests etc.

    I was replying mainly about your question about small airways disease. I was told many years ago I had Brittle Asthma and small airways disease but never told much more about it. They have not treated anything differently. I think what they mean by small airways disease is that your lower airways are effected. Asthma falls under the small airways disease but it is never clear with asthma which bits of your lungs are effected so to speak. It is generally your bronchi that are effected which are the larger or the airways but infection tends to effect the smaller airways which is where I think they get the small airways disease from.

    I would not worry about this at all. It is not going to make asthma worse or need different treatment etc.

    Hope this has helped a bit.

    justTUX

  • Hi, I have been a chronic asthmatic for years and escaped hospital after 22 days last week, this was my 4th admission this winter. Upon discharge I was told that I also have Small Airways Disease and that I was been referred to a Professor Sabro in Sheffield as my consultant feels that she has tried everything available without much joy.

    Does anybody on here know much about Small Airways Disease or have any dealings with Prof. Sabro?

    Thanks in advance.

    Small airways can be described using other word combinations but it all depends who you are listening to.

    A small airway is a retracted windpipe. If your windpipe has become smaller then less air is able to enter your lungs. During sleep, this leads to nocturnal hypoxia (oxygen deprivation). The method of combat is to do deep breathing exercises daily.

  • I have a friend who is under Prof Sabro's care and she is very happy with him and how she's managed.

    Hope it all goes well

    x

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