Quick Tips for Your Asthma Action Plan

A Serious Condition

More than 22 million Americans have asthma, which is a chronic lung disease that makes breathing difficult at times. Sometimes asthma symptoms are relatively mild and go away on their own. Other times, symptoms get worse and turn into an asthma attack. An asthma attack, or flareup, can become so severe that it leads to death.

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  1. Asthma Action Plan. American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. http://www.aaaai.org/professionals/asthma-action-plan.pdf
  2. Asthma Action Plan. American Lung Association. http://www.lungusa.org/atf/cf/%7B7A8D42C2-FCCA-4604-8ADE-7F5D5E762256%7D/AAP.PDF
  3. Living With Asthma. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/Asthma/Asthma_LivingWith.html
  4. What Is Asthma? National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/Asthma/Asthma_WhatIs.html
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