How much danger are we in when we try to treat ourselves through the internet. For a start we only have a limited knowledge of our disease, whether it is Emphysema, Asthma, Bronchitis or one of the other ones that I can’t spell. Secondly, many internet articles are hopelessly out of date and don’t reflect the latest treatments. Add to that the fact that we have no idea who really wrote them. It could be a top lung specialist or my sister’s dog. We have no way of knowing.
By all means swan around the web and get an idea of the way things are but don’t treat what you read as gospel. I have come across articles 5, 6 and 7 years old and a lot of progress has been made in that time. Many web sites are just covert advertising by drug companies, so always get the very latest information from the BLF, your GP or the respiratory team treating you.
Love to all