The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
(AAAAI) and the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI)
have developed guidelines for getting
asthma under control. They list the goals of asthma
Preventing long-term (chronic) symptoms that
interfere with daily living, such as coughing or shortness of breath during the
night or after exercise.
Maintaining lung function near the
personal best measurement.
Allowing the person to participate in
all activities of daily living, including work, school, and exercise. Treatment
to decrease nighttime symptoms and achieve uninterrupted sleep also is