Finding out you have asthma may make you feel overwhelmed and you might find it hard to remember what your healthcare provider says or understand his or her instructions. This brochure provides questions you may want to ask about your asthma symptoms.
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Questions to Ask My Doctor About My Asthma Symptoms
Finding out you have asthma may make you feel overwhelmed. It's not always easy to hear you'll have to take medication and make lifestyle changes. You might find it hard to remember what your healthcare provider says or understand his or her instructions. Bringing someone with you can help you remember the information correctly, so can this list. It offers questions you may want to ask—and gives you space to write down the answers. It might make it easier for you to manage your disease.
What does it mean to have severe asthma?
Does it still make sense to quit smoking if I already have asthma?
Should I get a flu shot or pneumonia vaccine?
How do I know if I am having an asthma attack? How can I avoid them?
People say that exercise can cause asthma. Should I still exercise?
How do I know if I have allergies?
What if I only get asthma symptoms when I exercise?
How do I know if my asthma symptoms are getting worse?
How often should I visit my healthcare provider?
What kind of medicine should I take for my asthma?
How do I take my asthma medicines?
Do I need to follow a special diet if I have asthma?
Will I have asthma for the rest of my life?
If I need to have injections for my asthma, can I give them to myself?
How often can I use my rescue inhaler?
Am I using my inhaler the right way?