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What do I need to know about preventing asthma symptoms?

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If you have asthma, you need to do what you can to reduce your exposure to asthma triggers. Asthma triggers can aggravate your asthma symptoms -- coughing, wheezing, and difficulty catching your breath. While there’s no asthma cure, there are steps you can take to keep your asthma in control and prevent an asthma attack (worsening of asthma symptoms).

From: Tips for Asthma Prevention WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Asthma Overview: Prevention," “Peak Flow Meters.”

National Asthma Education and Prevention Program. , 2002. Expert Panel Report: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma

National Institutes of Health publication number 02-5074, June, 2003.

Brostoff, J. and Gamlin, L., , Healing Arts Press,1999. Asthma: The Complete Guide to Integrative Therapies

Plaut T. and Jones, T., , Pedipress Inc., 1999.  Dr. Tom Plaut's Asthma Guide for People of All Ages

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: “Asthma Treatment,” “What Is An Asthma Action Plan?”

CDC: “Lung Disease including Asthma and Adult Vaccination.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 18, 2019

SOURCES:

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Asthma Overview: Prevention," “Peak Flow Meters.”

National Asthma Education and Prevention Program. , 2002. Expert Panel Report: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma

National Institutes of Health publication number 02-5074, June, 2003.

Brostoff, J. and Gamlin, L., , Healing Arts Press,1999. Asthma: The Complete Guide to Integrative Therapies

Plaut T. and Jones, T., , Pedipress Inc., 1999.  Dr. Tom Plaut's Asthma Guide for People of All Ages

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: “Asthma Treatment,” “What Is An Asthma Action Plan?”

CDC: “Lung Disease including Asthma and Adult Vaccination.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 18, 2019

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