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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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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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