If your asthma is under control you are more likely to have a better quality of life and be more able to do the things you want to. In this section you will find information about how to spot when your asthma is not well controlled, practical help to get your symptoms back under control and advice on the questions you should be asking when you visit your doctor or asthma nurse.
Is your asthma under control?
By thinking about the following list you should be able to gauge whether or not your asthma is under control:
If you have these symptoms then it may be that your asthma is not controlled as well as it could be. See your doctor or asthma nurse to discuss ways that you may be able to improve your asthma control.
If you notice any of these symptoms you should follow your personal asthma action plan, as this should help you to get your symptoms back under control. If this does not work, you should see your doctor or asthma nurse. This may involve looking at your medicines, triggers and lifestyle to see if anything can be changed.
Help for you to take control of your symptoms
You can take control of your asthma by knowing what medicines to take, how much and when to take them. It is also important to avoid things that trigger your asthma and know what to do if your symptoms get worse. If you are in any doubt or are worried about your Asthma you should consult your Doctor or Asthma Nurse.
Remember – by avoiding your ‘Triggers’ you can help manage your asthma. Click here to find out more.