What is Severe Asthma?
Severe asthma is asthma that, despite all that you do:
- It requires high-dose inhaled corticosteroids plus long-acting beta2-agonists and/or additional controller medication or
- It requires oral corticosteroids to prevent it from becoming uncontrolled or remains uncontrolled despite therapy.
Infographics and Animated Patient Guides
- Burden of Asthma Infographic
- Allergic Asthma and What You Can Do About It Infographic
- Asthma and Smoking Infographic
- What is Eosinophilic Asthma? Infographic
- CHEST Animated Patient Guides
Pre-Visit Checklist and Information
- Patient Testimonial
Special acknowledgement: Thank you to Don Bukstein, MD, for use of forms from his practice and for sharing his expertise.
Webinars and Learning Modules
The Asthma Yardstick: What it Means to Practitioners and Patients — Dr. Bradley Chipps and Allergy and Asthma Network’s Tonya Winders
Asthma Vital Signs — Dr. William Berger
Taking a Pulse of Asthma in a 15 Minute Office Visit – Thoughts for Providers & Patients — Stephen Tilles
Severe Asthma: Evaluation, Management and New Advances – Bradley Chipps, MD, FACAAI
Inhaler Confusion – Randall Brown, MD, MPH, AE-C
Asthma touches lives in many ways – it can be a very serious health concern. Listen to Tresha Johnson share her moving story about how asthma impacted the lives of her mother and her son, Savion.
Video: Asthma — Take Action, Take Control (5:11)
In a new “The Balancing Act” segment on Lifetime TV, Tonya Winders, Allergy & Asthma Network President and CEO, talks with host Olga Villaverde. She discusses how to be proactive with your doctor and manage your asthma, whether it’s mild, moderate or severe.
Video: Increasing Access to Asthma Medications (2:20)
Because of asthma, 26 million Americans struggle to breathe, exercise, and go about their daily lives. But increasingly, they also face another challenge: accessing their medications.
Video: Ask the Allergist: How Do Biologics Work? (5:42)
Q: My asthma is worsening. I recently read about new biologic medications. How do they work? And how will my doctor determine if biologics are right for me?
Video: Ask the Allergist: Asthma on the Job (4:13)
Q: I’m getting ready for my first job. I have asthma, I’m very allergic to mold, and the job is in an old office building. What precautions should I take and what do you recommend I discuss with my employer about my asthma?
‘Asthma Mom’ Video Blog: Common Asthma Misconceptions (2:43)
Asthma can be serious. Have you ever thought, “Oh, it’s just asthma”? Well, Asthma Mom Cristin Buckley counsels that you may want to think again. Join her as she shares her experience and some of the common misconceptions about asthma.