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Managing Asthma

Once your healthcare provider has diagnosed you with asthma and you understand what it means to have asthma, it's time to find out what you can do to manage the disease. Here are six steps you can take to keep your asthma under control.

Step 1: Make Your Medical Visits More Productive

There are a number of resources available to help you ask the right questions about asthma management and treatment next time you see your healthcare provider. Learn more » 

Step 2: Create an Asthma Management Plan

Learn how to develop a plan with your healthcare provider that includes key information on managing your asthma. Learn more »

Step 3: Assess and Monitor Your Control

Common asthma symptoms can include a cough, tight feeling in your chest, wheezing, activity limitation and feeling tired. Keeping track of your symptoms will help you stay in control. Learn more »

Step 4: Understand Your Medication

There are a variety of medicines available to treat asthma. Each person's asthma is different and your doctor and healthcare team will work with you to set up a personalized plan. Learn more »

Step 5: Reduce Asthma Triggers

Identify your asthma triggers and learn simple ways to limit your exposure or avoid them all together. Learn more »

Step 6: Learn Asthma Self-Management Skills

Learn more about asthma, including our asthma basics online course and what is asthma animation. Learn more »

For Parents of Children with Asthma

Having a child with asthma can be a very scary thing. Fortunately, you are not alone. There are many resources and tools to help your child make lifestyle changes to help your child control their asthma and enjoy a full and active life. Learn more »

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