At Banner Health, we are committed to providing the resources you need to manage your health conditions effectively and safely while living with asthma. An asthma diagnosis can be scary, but it’s important to keep in mind that for most people, it is a manageable condition that should be a priority but doesn’t need to limit your life and activities significantly.
Monitoring your asthma symptoms to understand your triggers and severity of symptoms, like coughing and wheezing, is one of the most important things you can do to manage your asthma and prevent it from worsening.
There are many ways to monitor your asthma. You might consider keeping an asthma journal and tracking asthma symptoms and triggers. Recording your lung function can indicate how you are responding to treatment. Learn how to monitor your asthma and make an asthma action plan.
Even people with a mild asthma diagnosis will be prescribed a short-term relief medicated inhaler. There are several types or categories of inhalers that can be used to treat asthma, with each type used a little differently. Learn how and when to use your inhaler properly.
Understanding what’s happening in your body with asthma is an important part of taking control of your health and feeling empowered to proactively manage your condition. Taking advantage of ongoing education and support can help ensure you have the information needed to take charge of your asthma. Learn about other asthma resources.