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How can you relieve asthma symptoms?

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One of the best ways to get relief from asthma symptoms is to learn about the illness. A good understanding of your disease can ease the fear, the feeling of not knowing what's coming, and the anxiety around not being able to breathe freely. You have options besides medication to help you control and manage your asthma, too.

When you pay attention to your body and your surroundings, you're less likely to be surprised by a sudden attack. And you'll have peace of mind knowing how to handle one when it happens.

SOURCES: American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "Tips to Remember: What is a peak flow meter?" and "My Asthma Action Plan." 

American Lung Association: "Asthma Action Plan."

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM): "Mind-Body Medicine--An Overview."

Reviewed by William Blahd on May 10, 2017

SOURCES: American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "Tips to Remember: What is a peak flow meter?" and "My Asthma Action Plan." 

American Lung Association: "Asthma Action Plan."

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM): "Mind-Body Medicine--An Overview."

Reviewed by William Blahd on May 10, 2017

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