There is no cure for asthma, but it can be treated and controlled.
The most effective way to control asthma is to manage and avoid triggers. This involves learning to recognize triggers and tracking your symptoms. You can use a peak flow meter to track how well your lungs are functioning. Tracking your symptoms will allow you to learn what things make your symptoms worse.
Other things you can do to manage your asthma include:
- Working with your doctor to get treatment for other conditions that can interfere with controlling your asthma
- Avoiding most asthma triggers. It is important not to avoid physical activity, even if it triggers your asthma. Physical activity is important for overall health. Speak to your doctor about strategies to help you stay active
- Creating an asthma action plan with your doctor and other health care providers. An asthma action plan can help avoid asthma triggers, track your asthma control and identify issues, respond to symptoms that are getting worse, and seek emergency treatment when needed