Your doctor is your partner in learning about and managing your asthma. Together, you and your doctor should:
- Talk about your treatment goals and how you can reach them
- Discuss how to keep track of your symptoms
- Create a written asthma action plan that explains the treatment you need every day and what to do if your symptoms become worse
- Review your asthma medicines so that you understand the purpose of each
- Practice how to correctly use your inhaler
- Review the things that make your asthma worse — your “asthma triggers” — and discuss how to avoid them
Your doctor will work with you to find the right medicine, or combination of medicines, to manage your asthma, and will adjust them based on your symptoms and control. The goal is to have you feel your best with the least amount of medicine.
The more you learn about your asthma and your medicines that treat it, the more you can keep it in control.
Last Physician Review - January 13, 2015