Occupational Asthma (cont.)
Asthma is a long-term disease, but it can be managed. Your active involvement in treating this disease is vitally important.
- Take your prescribed medication(s) as directed.
- See your health-care practitioner regularly according to the recommended schedule.
- By following these steps, you can help minimize the frequency and severity of your asthma attacks.
At your follow-up visits, your health-care practitioner will review how you have been doing.
- He or she will ask you about frequency and severity of attacks, use of rescue medications, and peak flow measurements.
- Lung functions tests will be done to see how your lungs are responding to your treatment.
- This is a good time to discuss medication side effects or any problems you are having with your treatment.
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