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Taking Control

Taking Control of Your Asthma
The ASC and McMaster University are pleased to provide you with an interactive e-Learning module. The module consists of animations and illustrations that help you understand how to Take Control of Your Asthma.
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Asthma doesn't have to control your life. Instead, you can control your asthma by:

The goal of asthma management is to obtain total asthma control and maintain it over time. Total asthma control means:

  • No daytime symptoms
  • No nighttime symptoms
  • Not needing to use your reliever medication (no more than 4 or more times in a week)
  • No school or work absenteeism due to asthma
  • Normal breathing tests

To find out how well you're managing your asthma, take our interactive quiz, How Do You Feel Today?

Should you see a lung specialist or allergist?

Talk to your doctor about a referral to a specialist if:

  • You are taking asthma medications but are not getting better
  • Your asthma is made worse by your work environment (occupational asthma)
  • You have been admitted to the hospital for your asthma
  • You are experiencing side-effects from your asthma medications

The Asthma Society proudly announces a new resource for people with asthma. 

Breathe Easy – Self-Advocacy Guide for Canadians with Asthma is a 36-page handbook which will help guide you through complex healthcare systems and learn about the people who can help you control your asthma.

Brought to you by the Asthma Society of Canada

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DISCLAIMER: Content on this website is for information purposes only andnot a substitute for a qualified medical professional.
For specific information treatment and management your asthma and/or potential side effects of medications and
treatment, please consult your physician.