Health Tip: Keep Track of Asthma Symptoms

(HealthDay News) -- Keeping track of asthma symptoms each day can help your doctor devise a more effective treatment plan.

The American Lung Association offers these suggestions:

  • Pay attention to daytime symptoms including feeling short of breath, wheezing, coughing and having a tight feeling in the chest.
  • Document how often asthma symptoms wake you at night and what those symptoms are.
  • Keep track of how often you have to use your rescue inhaler.
  • Keep a list of activities that prove difficult, including examples such as walking, climbing stairs, doing daily tasks or playing with the children.

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