Frequently Asked Questions
1. Q: What is asthma?
A: Asthma is a chronic condition, in which airways become inflamed and stifle breathing.
2. Q: Is there a cure for asthma?
A: No, there is no cure for asthma but it can be managed and controlled with help of a Health care professional and self management.
3. Q: Who does asthma affect?
A: Asthma affects more than 23 million Americans.
4. Q: Is asthma hereditary?
A: Yes, asthma can be passed down in families to next generation.
5. Q: What should I do to manage my asthma symptoms?
A: Consult with your Healthcare provider to put an Asthma Management Plan in place.
6. Q: What are the signs and symptoms of asthma?
A: Coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath.
7. Q: How do I avoid asthma triggers?
A: Triggers can be avoided by frequent hand-washing. Try to avoid others who are ill or have colds. Avoid breathing irritants such as paint, hairspray, cigarette smoke, perfume, strong fumes.
8: Q: What are asthma triggers?
A: Triggers of asthma are cock roaches, cigarette smoke, pet dander, pollen, dust mites, mold, colds and flu, cold air.
9. Q: What medications are used to treat asthma?
A: There are long-term control medications, which must be taken daily. They help to prevent asthma flare-up and reduce airway inflammation. Then there's quick-relief medications used during asthma flare ups to quickly open the airways. Quick relief medications do not prevent flare-ups.
10: Q: Which medicine should I use?
A: Always consult with your healthcare provider on determining which medications you should use.
11: Q: How do I take control of asthma?
A: Take control of your asthma by following the instructions of your Healthcare provider, get plenty of exercise (under a doctor's advice). Always keep your rescue inhaler handy for use.