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 StartedStep 1: Taking control of asthmaStep 2: What is asthma?Step 3: Know the signs
II. Diagnosis and TreatmentStep 4: How asthma is diagnosedStep 5: The levels of severityStep 6: Determine your goals and expectationsStep 7: Asthma drugsStep 8: Drug delivery devices
III. Master Your AsthmaStep 9: Understand your action planStep 10: Make "peak flow" a habit!Step 11: Avoid asthma triggersStep 12: Visit your doctor regularly
A new type of drug: IgE inhibitor
Asthma and aging
Asthma fast facts
Children age 5 and under
Drug delivery devices: Metered dose inhalers and spacers
Drug delivery devices: Dry powder inhalers
Drug delivery devices: nebulizers
Drug treatment: Long-term control drugs
Drug treatment: Quick-relief drugs
Inhaler propellants will be changing
School & asthma: Have a management plan
School & asthma: Physical activity
School & asthma: Questions to ask
School & asthma: Student access to medications
What's your asthma story?
Related ConditionsAllergic rhinitisBronchitis - acuteBronchitis - chronicCOPDSinusitis
Asthma TriggersAnimal danderCigarette smokeDust mitesMoldPollen
Action plan: Signs only
Action plan: Peak flow