‘Be the Boss of Your Asthma’ Campaign
Asthma treatment guidelines say most asthma can be controlled by a combination of allergen and irritant avoidance and medications. However, studies show 5-10 percent of people with asthma have severe asthma that does not respond to traditional anti-inflammatory or bronchodilator inhalers.
Signs your asthma is not well controlled:
- You experience symptoms more than two days a week
- Your asthma wakes you up two or more times a month
- You refill your quick-relief inhaler prescription more than two times per year
- You visit the ER, urgent care or hospital due to asthma
- You experience limits to your everyday activities
- You require frequent doses of oral corticosteroids to control symptoms
Eosinophilic asthma is a type of asthma that is more severe. It is most often seen in patients who develop asthma in adulthood. Eosinophilic asthma has garnered more attention in recent years due to new medications available that reduce eosinophils, blood cells that cause inflammation.
Schedule an appointment with a board-certified allergist or pulmonologist to develop a treatment. Learn how to “Be the Boss” of your asthma – check out BetheBossofYourAsthma.com.