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10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Asthma

If you were recently diagnosed with asthma, ask your doctor these questions at your next visit.

1. What is asthma?

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The wheezing, the shortness of breath. Will it ever end? Sometimes young children have asthma-like symptoms that disappear. What they have isn't asthma. It’s a temporary condition that doesn’t turn into the lung disease, says Joyce C. Rabbat, MD. She's an assistant professor at Loyola University Medical Center’s Division of Allergy and Immunology. The wheezing is treated just like asthma, but it goes away by itself, usually by age 5 or 6. Most kids who have symptoms like wheezing and shortness...

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2. What are the causes of asthma?

3. Are there things I can change in my life to reduce my risk of an asthma attack?

4. What kinds of tests will I need to monitor my asthma?

5. How do I use an asthma inhaler?

6. Are there some alternative therapies I can use along with my asthma medications?

7. Is it safe to exercise with asthma?

8. Why do I need an asthma action plan?

9. Does stress trigger asthma?

10. Are you aware of any asthma support groups?

 

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Reviewed by Varnada Karriem-Norwood, MD on March 25, 2014
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