Asthma is a chronic condition that can be controlled. Asthma management is easier than in the past, thanks to new medications and a greater understanding of what causes the condition.
This step-by-step guide will help people with asthma lead normal lives and avoid emergency situations.
- I. Let's Get Started
- Step 1: Taking control of asthma
- Step 2: What is asthma?
- Step 3: Know the signs
- II. Diagnosis and Treatment
- Step 4: How asthma is diagnosed
- Step 5: The levels of severity
- Step 6: Determine your goals and expectations
- Step 7: Asthma drugs
- Step 8: Drug delivery devices
- III. Master Your Asthma
- Step 9: Understand your action plan
- Step 10: Make "peak flow" a habit!
- Step 11: Avoid asthma triggers
- Step 12: Visit your doctor regularly
Reviewed By: Allen J. Blaivas, DO, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine UMDNJ-NJMS, Attending Physician in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, Department of Veteran Affairs, VA New Jersey Health Care System, East Orange, NJ. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Previoulsy reviewed by David A. Kaufman, MD, Section Chief, Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, Bridgeport Hospital-Yale New Haven Health System, and Assistant Clinical Professor, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. (6/1/2010)