Patients & Caregivers

Asthma is a chronic lung disease that can be successfully controlled with proper care. Common symptoms include coughing, chest tightness, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Five steps people with asthma can take to help stay healthy and lead fully active lives:

  1. Complete and follow an Asthma Action Plan.
  2. Know your symptoms and take your medication.
  3. Know your triggers. Take steps to avoid them.
  4. Avoid all tobacco smoke.
  5. Get a flu shot.

This section is divided into sections with information for anyone that cares or lives with asthma.

  • Kids & Teens  – Basic asthma information, along with frequently asked questions, info on sports, smoking and school, with a link to a fun interactive asthma game and more, geared to kids under 12 years old.
  • Parents  – Asthma information for parents of children of every age, including tips on teaching your child about asthma, deciding when they should stay home from school, asthma medications, and frequently asked questions.
  • Adults – Basic asthma information
  • Asthma Action Plans
  • Financing Asthma Care