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What questions can you ask your doctor about asthma?

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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?

SOURCES:   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." 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on May 03, 2018

SOURCES:   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." 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on May 03, 2018

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