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Ask the Right Questions at Your Next Doctor's Appointment

Who is the appointment for?

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What is the reason for this appointment?

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Has a doctor diagnosed you or your loved one with asthma?

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Is the appointment with a current or new doctor?

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Which symptoms are of concern to you?


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What medications are you or your loved one taking for asthma? (optional)

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Most important questions to ask about Asthma

Top 10 Questions about Asthma

  1. What is asthma and what causes it?
  2. What is most likely to trigger my asthma attacks and how can I best prevent them?
  3. Are there any symptoms of asthma that should alert me to call you or to seek immediate medical attention?
  4. What are the symptoms of asthma?
  5. How is asthma diagnosed?
  6. What are my treatment options for asthma?
  7. Are there lifestyle changes or changes I can make around my home to improve my symptoms and support my treatment?
  8. What can I expect from my asthma medication and how long will it take to start working?
  9. What is the difference between a controller medication and a rescue medication?
  10. Am I using my inhaler correctly and would I benefit from using a spacer?
  1. What is asthma and what causes it?
  2. Is asthma curable or controllable?
  3. How will asthma affect my daily life and long-term health?
  4. What types of healthcare providers do I need to see and when?
  5. What is most likely to trigger my asthma attacks and how can I best prevent them?
  6. Are there any symptoms of asthma that should alert me to call you or to seek immediate medical attention?
  7. Will I need follow-up tests and if so, how often will I need them?
  8. What are the symptoms of asthma?
  9. Could my asthma symptoms be caused by another medical condition?
  10. How is asthma diagnosed?
  11. Can my primary care doctor diagnose asthma or will I need to see a specialist?
  12. Who is most likely to get asthma?
  13. What are my treatment options for asthma?
  14. What should I do if I have an asthma attack or if my asthma symptoms get worse? What is my asthma action plan?
  15. What might happen if I do nothing to treat my asthma?
  16. Are there lifestyle changes or changes I can make around my home to improve my symptoms and support my treatment?
  17. What vaccinations do I need to protect my lungs?
  18. How will I know if my treatment plan is working well or if it needs to be changed?
  19. How can I exercise or participate in other physical activities safely with asthma?
  20. What can I expect from my asthma medication and how long will it take to start working?
  21. What is the difference between a controller medication and a rescue medication?
  22. How often is it okay to use my rescue medication and should I call you if I need to use it more frequently?
  23. Am I using my inhaler correctly and would I benefit from using a spacer?
  24. How and when should I take my medication and what should I do if I miss a dose?
  25. How long will I need to take my asthma medication and will I use it continuously or as needed?
  26. What are the possible risks, benefits, side effects, and interactions of my asthma medication?

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Top 10 Questions about Asthma

  1. What is asthma and what causes it?
  2. What is most likely to trigger my asthma attacks and how can I best prevent them?
  3. Are there any symptoms of asthma that should alert me to call you or to seek immediate medical attention?
  4. What are the symptoms of asthma?
  5. How is asthma diagnosed?
  6. What are my treatment options for asthma?
  7. Are there lifestyle changes or changes I can make around my home to improve my symptoms and support my treatment?
  8. What can I expect from my asthma medication and how long will it take to start working?
  9. What is the difference between a controller medication and a rescue medication?
  10. Am I using my inhaler correctly and would I benefit from using a spacer?

Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS; Sarah Lewis, PharmD.  Last Annual Review Date: Dec. 24, 2017  © Copyright 2017 Health Grades, Inc. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced or reprinted without permission from Health Grades, Inc. Use of this information is governed by the Healthgrades User Agreement.

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