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What is an action plan for asthma?

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If you don't have one already, work with your doctor to create an asthma action plan. This is something you talk about and write down. It explains the way to tell how well-controlled your asthma is and what you need to do about it.

For instance, your action plan might include:

  • How much medicine to take and when
  • A list of your triggers and ways to avoid them
  • What to do when you have specific symptoms of trouble

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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