Questions to Ask

From your initial asthma diagnosis throughout your treatment and care, you will have questions about your asthma. Listed below in this asthma patient education guide are a list of questions to discuss with your doctor so you can make informed decisions about your condition.

Questions About My Asthma Diagnosis

  • What is the cause of my asthma? If the cause is removed, are my chances of having another asthma attack reduced?
  • What should I do when I experience a severe attack? What are the signs of an emergency?

 
Questions About My Asthma Treatment

  • How do I use an asthma inhaler?
  • How long do I have to take medication?
  • What are the medications that I have to avoid?
  • What will be the side effects of asthma medication? How can I prevent them?
  • Are there medications that I have to carry with me all the time?

 
Questions About My Lifestyle & Family

  • Are there certain places or foods that need to be avoided?
  • Are there lifestyle habits I can change to get some asthma relief and reduce my risk of an asthma attack?
  • Is asthma hereditary? Can I pass it to my children?

 

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