Asthma Premium Medical ID Card - (Double sided)
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The Asthma Medical ID Card: Your Pocket-Sized Peace of Mind

Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition that affects the airways in your lungs. These airways, or bronchial tubes, allow air to come in and out of your lungs. In asthma, these tubes get inflamed and overly sensitive. When exposed to certain triggers—like smoke, pollen, or even stress—the airways can constrict, causing the symptoms we often associate with asthma: wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness.

Types of Asthma

There are various forms of asthma, including:

  • Allergic Asthma: Triggered by allergens like pollen, pet dander, or mould.
  • Exercise-Induced Bronchoconstriction (EIB): Triggered by physical activity.
  • Occupational Asthma: Caused by workplace irritants such as dust, chemicals, or fumes.
  • Nocturnal Asthma: Symptoms worsen at night.

Asthma Treatment: The Role of Inhalers

Asthma treatment primarily involves avoiding triggers and taking medications as prescribed. Inhalers are the most commonly used devices for asthma management. Here are the two main types:

  1. Reliever Inhalers (Bronchodilators): These provide rapid relief from acute asthma symptoms. They quickly relax the muscles surrounding the airways, allowing them to open up for easier breathing. Examples include Salbutamol and Terbutaline. These inhalers are often blue and should be carried at all times for use in an emergency.

  2. Preventer Inhalers (Steroid Inhalers): These contain corticosteroids that reduce inflammation in the airways. They are used on a daily basis to prevent symptoms and reduce the severity and frequency of asthma attacks. Examples include Beclometasone and Fluticasone.

Importance of Correct Usage

It's crucial to use the inhalers correctly for effective asthma management. Incorrect technique can result in the medicine not reaching the lungs, making it less effective. Healthcare providers often recommend spacer devices or provide training sessions to ensure the inhalers are used correctly.

Introducing the Asthma Medical ID Card

The Asthma Medical ID Card by The Card Project UK aims to offer a little extra peace of mind for those living with this condition. Small enough to fit in your wallet, but packed with essential information, our Asthma Medical ID Card serves as an immediate reference for first responders or anyone else who might need to understand your medical condition quickly.

Front Side Details

The front side of the card features a photograph of the cardholder, along with their name and date of birth. It clearly states that the person has asthma, and provides a short description of what asthma is. One of the unique features of this card is that it includes a customisable flag. Choose from a variety of options: UK, USA, Australia, EU, Canada, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. 

Back Side Features

Turn the card around, and you'll find a smaller version of the cardholder's picture and their name. The back also includes a mag strip and a signature strip where the cardholder can sign their name. These features add an extra layer of verification, making the card not just informative but also a secure form of ID.

Why Carry an Asthma Medical ID Card?

If you're living with asthma, you might wonder why you need to carry a medical ID card. After all, you're already managing medications, avoiding triggers, and keeping an eye on air quality reports. Here are a few reasons why our Asthma Medical ID Card is beneficial:

  1. Quick Reference: In case of an emergency, the card provides immediate, critical information to healthcare providers.
  2. Travel Aid: Whether you're travelling domestically or internationally, the card is a helpful tool to communicate your medical needs when you're away from home.
  3. Family and Friends: If you're unable to communicate, the card will speak for you, providing your loved ones with the necessary information to assist you.


Living with asthma means constantly staying vigilant. Our Asthma Medical ID Card is designed to give you a small but valuable safety net, ensuring that essential information is always at hand. In the grand scheme of things, it might be just a small piece of biodegradable plastic, but its impact can be life-changing. Keep it in your wallet, and carry a pocket-sized peace of mind wherever you go.

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