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What Is the Prognosis of Asthma?
Most people with asthma are able to control their condition if they work together with a health-care provider and follow their treatment regimen carefully.
People who do not seek medical care or do not follow an appropriate treatment plan are likely to experience worsening of their asthma and deterioration in their ability to function normally.
Asthma Support Groups and Counseling
Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics
American Lung Association
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
A child with asthma uses a metered-dose inhaler.
An adult with asthma uses a spirometer to measure how forcefully she can exhale.
A pulse oximeter measures the amount of oxygen in your bloodstream.
A person with asthma receives an inhalation treatment using a handheld nebulizer.
A child with asthma uses a metered-dose inhaler with a spacer.
Medically reviewed by James E Gerace, MD; American Board of Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Pulmonary Disease
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/23/2016
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