The first step in successfully controlling your asthma is through understanding the disease process. Learn how normal breathing differs from asthmatic breathing, what causes asthma, common symptoms, triggers, types of asthma, diseases that mimic asthma and how asthma is diagnosed.
Control your asthma by being a knowledgeable patient and avoiding asthma triggers. Consider The Office Visit, Physician/Patient Relations, our Asthma Management Checklist and Avoiding Allergens and Irritants through Environmental Controls.
Learn about the many types of asthma medications. Know the side effects, the difference between controller and reliever medications and discover various medical and immunological asthma treatments.
You may need to use a special device to help control and/or monitor your asthma. Learn how to properly use a metered-dose inhaler, a dry powder inhaler, a spacer device, a nebulizer and a home peak flow monitoring unit.
Not only can asthma be confused with other related conditions, but certain diseases and asthma can affect each other. Learn more about Allergies, Sinusitis, GE Reflux, Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR), Chronic Cough, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Cigarette Smoking.