Set Goals & Create a Plan

Asking yourself what you want to accomplish in managing your asthma is the first step in creating a plan to get there.

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Meeting Your Asthma Goals

Though there isn’t a cure for asthma, controlling it is possible with the right plan and the help of your asthma support system. It is important to develop your personalized asthma management goals to help control your asthma.

Examples of goals that may be achieved with well-controlled asthma:

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Reduced asthma symptoms during the day or night

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Reduced limitations in activity or play

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Fewer days absent from school or work

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Fewer attacks or flare-ups

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Reduced emergency room or hospital visits for asthma

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Decreased need for quick-relief medicine

Take These Steps to Get Better Control

Better asthma control starts with talking to your doctor or specialist. Together, you can determine your goals and set up an Asthma Action Plan to help you meet your goals and ensure everyone is on the same page.

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Create an Asthma Action Plan

An Asthma Action Plan is an individualized, step-by-step document you create with your doctor that will help you understand how to best treat your asthma symptoms before they get worse.

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Start an Asthma Journal

Keeping a daily record of your symptoms, medications, and lung function can help you and your doctor identify triggers and monitor progress toward your goals.

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Talk to Your Support System About Your Goals

Make sure to talk to your family and friends about your goals and the role they can play in helping you achieve them.

Talking About Asthma

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