Assessing Your Asthma Knowledge - Topic Overview
asthma can help you control your symptoms and reduce
your risk of
The following statements summarize what you should know about
If you do not know, or are not sure, about any of them, talk to your doctor. The more you understand about asthma, the better you will be able
to follow your management plan and lead a full life.
Statement Yes, I do No, I don't I'm not sure I know what asthma is and what it does to me. � � � I know the symptoms of asthma. � � � I know how my asthma medicines help me. � � � I know what my asthma triggers are and what to do about them. � � �
I feel sure that I can prevent an
asthma attack. � � � I know how to treat my asthma symptoms. � � � I know when my symptoms are serious enough to call for emergency
help. � � �
I know my
peak expiratory flow (PEF) and how to measure it with
peak flow meter. � � � I understand why knowing my PEF can help me. � � � I know how to use my asthma plans. � � � I do what I enjoy doing, despite my asthma. � � � I know that people around me can help me if necessary. � � �
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
February 13, 2011
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