How Is Asthma Treated? | American Lung Association

How Is Asthma Treated?

Each person's asthma is different. You and your healthcare provider will work together to establish the best treatment plan based on your symptoms and needs.

After your healthcare provider diagnoses your asthma, you will be prescribed medicines that help control asthma. By taking the right medicine at the right time, you can:

  • Breathe better
  • Do more of the things you want to do
  • Have fewer asthma symptoms

Many good treatments for asthma are available today. Some asthma medicines relax your airways and help you breathe easier, while other treatments reduce the swelling and inflammation in your airways. It's important to follow your healthcare provider's advice about your treatment. Some medicines help prevent asthma symptoms. You need to take these medicines all the time, even when you feel well. Other medicines may be needed if your asthma symptoms get worse. Be sure to start treatment as soon as your symptoms begin.

Learn more about the different types of asthma medicines available to treat your asthma and watch the device and demonstration videos available to see how to use your asthma medicine correctly.

Once your doctor has diagnosed you with asthma and given you a clearer understanding of what it means to have asthma, it's time to find out what you can do to better manage the disease.


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