Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Severe Persistent Asthma

Below is a list of questions to discuss with your doctor so you can make informed decisions about your severe asthma issues.

Questions About My Diagnosis

  • What are the diagnostic tests required for my condition?
  • Why I have developed severe persistent asthma?
  • What is the cause of severe asthma? What are the signs of emergency?

Questions About My Treatment

  • Is severe persistent asthma treatable?
  • Do I have to be on steroids for rest of my life?
  • How do I use inhaler?
  • What are the medications that I have to avoid?
  • What are the side effects of medications prescribed? How we can avoid those side effects?
  • What are the 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?
  • Will severe asthma symptoms affect my family and work?

 

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