Talk About Asthma
Asthma is a complicated condition, which is why many people find it difficult to talk about. But it’s important to let the people in your life know how much asthma can affect you because the more they know, the more they can help.
Who Should You Talk To?
Talk to the people who spend a lot of time with you and who play a significant role in your day-to-day life––people whose actions can have a tangible effect on your asthma. This is your support network.
How to Start a Conversation About Your Asthma
Starting a conversation about how other people’s actions can impact your life can feel daunting. But, we’re here to guide you along your asthma journey. Follow the tips below on how to get the conversation started:
- Prepare yourself by getting the facts about asthma.
- Identify the people in your life who need to know.
- Start by explaining the condition and symptoms.
- Have an open discussion about your specific asthma triggers and how they can help reduce your exposure to them.
- Share your Asthma Action Plan so they know what to do in an emergency.
- Let them ask questions and try to be open about the impact of your asthma.