Asthma Management Tools
Asthma is a cyclical disease, with episodes that come and go. Flares don’t just “happen” however. Subtle warning signs are there if you know where and how to look. By the time you begin coughing or wheezing, your lungs are already congested and compromised. That’s why you need to pay close attention to the subtle signs and follow the treatment plan prescribed by your health care provider.
The following management tools have proven to be excellent for anticipating and shortening a flare. Always keep the goal of preventing or minimizing asthma symptoms in mind.
|Asthma Action Plan||Respiratory Rate|
|Daily Symptom Diary/AsthmaTracker®||Dose Counter|
|Early Warning Signs||Holding Chamber/Spacer|
|Peak Flow Meter||Nebulizer|
|Asthma Control Test||Stethoscope|
|Childhood Asthma Control Test|
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