ASTHMA. This word can bring to mind many thoughts and feelings. For most people it brings more negative thoughts and feelings to mind than positive ones. Asthma is without a doubt something that must be dealt with and NEVER ignored! But there really is good news, asthma can be controlled! You can have a life that you are in control of, not a life that is controlled by your asthma!
So how do you do this? It's simple! Learn as much as you can about the disease of asthma, control or avoid the triggers that make your asthma worse, take your medications as ordered by your provider, use your asthma inhalers correctly, monitor your peak flow readings, use your Asthma Action Plan when needed, and keep regular follow up appointments with your provider.