10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Asthma

Medically Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian, MD on May 31, 2020

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

1. What is asthma?

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. What kind of inhalers do I need?

6. How do I use an asthma inhaler?

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

8. Is it safe to exercise with asthma?

9. Why do I need an asthma action plan?

10. Does stress trigger asthma?



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American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "What is an Allergy/Asthma Specialist?" American Academy of Family Physicians: "Asthma: Questions to Ask When It Doesn’t Get Better?" Merck Source: "Questions to Ask Your Doctor." 

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