The Asthma Center

Asthma Management

The management of asthma, much like the management of any chronic illness, is most successful when you are knowledgeable and actively participate in your own care and treatment.The goals of asthma therapy are for you to:

  • Control chronic symptoms
  • Perform usual school or work activities with few limitations
  • Prevent exercise-induced bronchospasm or sports asthma-related symptoms
  • Avoid emergency room visits and hospitalizations
  • Enjoy full night's sleep without respiratory distress
  • Have a clear chest in the morning without chest tightness or shortness of breath
  • Optimize pulmonary function
  • Tolerate medications without side effects


Asthma Management Checklist
Our Asthma Management Checklist provides a list of steps that can help you optimally control your asthma.

The Office Visit
Asthma management starts with the office visit, which will remain a key component of your treatment.

Environmental Avoidance of Allergens and Irritants
Knowing your asthma triggers and avoiding them is key to optimal asthma management.