Exercise-Induced Asthma (cont.)
Exercise-Induced Asthma Treatment
Since exercise-induced asthma is a chronic disease, treatment goes on for a very long time. Some people have to use medication for the rest of their lives. The best way to improve your condition and live your life on your terms is to learn all you can about your asthma and what you can do to make it better.
- Become a partner with your health-care professional and
his or her support staff. Use the resources they can offer
information, education, and expertise to help yourself.
- Follow the treatment recommendations of your health-care professional. Understand your treatment. Know what each drug does and how it is used.
- Visit your health-care professional as scheduled.
- Promptly report any changes or worsening of your symptoms.
- Report any side effects you are having with your medications.
The goals of treatment are as follows:
- To prevent attacks
- To carry on with normal activities
- To maintain normal or near-normal lung function
- To have as few side effects of medication as possible
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