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    Answer a few questions to see if there's more you can do to keep your asthma under control.

    How serious is your asthma?

    Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy, MD, MPH on March 15, 2018

    Sources:

    American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery: “Sinusitis.”

    American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: “Air Filters,” “Asthma and Exercise,” “Mix Your Own Cleaning Solution,” “What is the connection between weight and asthma?”

    American Lung Association: “Create an Asthma Action Plan,” “The Link Between Asthma and Weight,” “Manage Stress,” “Reduce Asthma Triggers.”

    Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: “Asthma Action Plan,” “Asthma During Pregnancy,” “Asthma Treatment,” “Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Bedroom,” “Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room,” “If You Have Asthma, Protect Yourself from Summer’s Heat and Smog Buildup,” “What to Do If You Can’t Afford Your Asthma Medicines.”

    The Asthma Center: “Is surgery risky for asthma patients?”

    Asthma Initiative of Michigan: “Preparing your Patients with Asthma for Surgery.”

    Asthma Society of Ireland: “How to Tell If Your Asthma Is Getting Worse.”

    Asthma UK: “Colds and flu,” “Exercise and activities,” “Get the best from the NHS,” “Preventer inhalers,” “Seven clever ways to remember your asthma medication each day,” “Stress and anxiety,” “Using your inhalers,” “Weather,” “What to do if your asthma’s getting worse.”

    Australian Asthma Handbook: “Managing asthma in breastfeeding women.”

    Canadian Lung Association: “Heat and humidity.”

    CDC: “Common Asthma Triggers.”

    Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland: “Sleep and asthma (adult).”

    Cleveland Clinic: “4 Traits You Want in a Doctor,” “7 Tips to Overcome Asthma When You Exercise,” “Asthma Management: Management and Treatment,” “Bronchodilators & Asthma,” “GERD and Asthma,” “Stress & Asthma.”

    Environmental Protection Agency: “Improving Indoor Air Quality.”

    Environmental Health Perspectives: “Planting Healthier Indoor Air.”

    Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine: “Asthma-related comorbidities.”

    Fairview Health Services: “Asthma Medicine.”

    Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Asthma and Pregnancy.”

    Kids Health: “Asthma Triggers.”

    Mayo Clinic: “Asthma,” “Allergy-proof your home,” “Asthma: Limit asthma attacks caused by colds or flu,” “Bronchitis,” “Exercise-induced asthma,” “Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD),” “How much should the average adult exercise every day?” “Omalizumab (Subcutaneous Route),” “Sleep apnea.”

    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “Asthma,” “Asthma Action Plan,” “Follow-up Visits: Stay on Track,” “So You Have Asthma.”

    National Asthma Council Australia: “Asthma inhaler and medication tips.”

    National Jewish Health: “Asthma in Winter Doesn’t Have to Get You Down.”

    National Sleep Foundation: “Asthma and Sleep.”

    Texas A&M University: “Safe Handling of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables.”

    Palo Alto Medical Foundation: “Is my Asthma under Control?”

    UpToDate: “Patient education: Asthma treatment in adolescents and adults (Beyond the Basics).”

    Victoria, Australia Department of Health and Human Services: “Asthma -- pregnancy and breastfeeding.”

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