Strategies for Addressing Asthma | American Lung Association

Strategies for Addressing Asthma

Most people with asthma should be able to control their disease with proper care. When healthcare providers deliver asthma care based on the evidence-based asthma guidelines, patient can experience better health outcomes and quality of life.

Remember. You can be active and healthy with asthma and do all the things that you want to do. Don't let asthma hold you back. Talk to your doctor about taking control of your asthma today.

Below are six steps along with tips and resources to improve your asthma control:

    • Download an asthma action plan (available in English and Spanish) to bring to your next appointment.
    • Take Asthma Basics to learn more about your asthma and to understand the importance of an asthma action plan.
  • Take your asthma medicines as directed. Most people with asthma need one or more medicines to help control their disease. Work with your doctor, pharmacist, or asthma educator to make sure you are using the medication the right way.
  • Tell your healthcare provider what makes your symptoms worse. Know your asthma triggers and learn how to manage them.
  • Monitor your asthma daily and treat symptoms quickly. Know your early warning signs of an asthma episode.

Watch the How to Use a Peak Flow Meter video and download the instructions for future reference.

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