Health Tip: Live Better With Asthma

(HealthDay News) -- By keeping your asthma under control and creating a plan for when attacks strike, asthma doesn't have to ruin your health.

The U.S. National Heart Lung and Blood Institute suggests:

  • With help from your doctor, create an asthma action plan. It should include steps for taking medication, and what to do if symptoms worsen.
  • Learn about, and avoid, asthma triggers.
  • Get regular medical checkups.
  • Take medication as prescribed. Practice using inhaled medication in front of your doctor, if needed.
  • Record asthma symptoms and peak flow readings in a journal to share with your doctor.

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