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Asthma guide

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 signsII. 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 devicesIII. 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

Exercise-induced asthma

Inhaler propellants will be changing

Respiratory system

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 Conditions

Allergic rhinitisBronchitis - acuteBronchitis - chronicCOPDSinusitis

Asthma Triggers

Animal danderCigarette smokeDust mitesMoldPollen

Action plan: Signs only

Action plan: Peak flow

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