Getting help when you need it is important to managing asthma. Family, friends, co-workers and your healthcare team can support you in many ways. Explore these resources to help you connect with the support you need.
Talk to an Asthma Expert
Your asthma care provider is there to help manage your asthma so you can be active and healthy. Many doctor offices or clinics have additional staff that helps you better understand your asthma treatment plan or how to use your asthma medicines. The Lung Association offers a free service for people with asthma and their caregivers through the American Lung Association Lung HelpLine. We are here to help you. Learn more about the Lung HelpLine.
Being able to speak freely within a trusted and supporting group can positively impact your health. Join the Living with Asthma Support Community on Inspire.
Better Breathers Clubs teach you ways to cope with lung disease and provide support from others who share in your struggles. These in-person support groups give you the tools you need to live the best quality of life you can.
The Better Breathers Club Network, is a nationwide, online patient support program providing direct access to education, support and connection to others also living with chronic lung disease.
How Do I Stay Organized and Prepared?
The Lung Association offers many resources to help you manage your asthma. As you seek out additional asthma resources, make sure your information is coming from a trusted source. Get resources to help you better manage your asthma.
People living with asthma often experience shortness of breath, and feeling short of breath can cause anxiety, which can sometimes even lead to depression. Reminding yourself there is a physical cause can help ease your mind. Learning to control and deepen your breath can be helpful skills to use when shortness of breath strikes.
Learning to manage your stress is very important. Talking about how it feels to live with asthma can help relieve symptoms of anxiety or depression related to the impact this disease can have on your life. Confiding in a trusted friend, family member, member of a spiritual community, or a psychotherapist can help to make everything feel a little more manageable.
Become an Advocate
Learn how you can speak up to help improve lives for people impacted by asthma.
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Page last updated: May 6, 2021