Tips to Prevent an Asthma Attack


Catherine Spader, RN

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If you have asthma, you know how frightening it is to struggle to breathe. You don’t have to live in fear.

You can prevent future asthma attacks and live an active life. Work closely with your doctor and follow your asthma action plan. This will help you monitor your symptoms, take your medication, and avoid your asthma triggers.

Monitor Your Asthma Symptoms

To help prevent acute asthma attacks, it’s important to regularly monitor your breathing, activity level, and symptoms. This helps you recognize warning signs of an asthma attack so you can act before symptoms become severe. Sometimes symptoms are subtle and sometimes they are more obvious.

Getting a diagnosis of asthma can be scary and intimidating. But with a little understanding and the right treatment plan, you can learn to control your asthma and keep it from slowing you down.

Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS Last Review Date: Jan 19, 2016

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