Adult-Onset Asthma (cont.)
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How is asthma treated?
Asthma can be controlled, but there's no asthma cure. There are certain goals in asthma treatment. If you are unable to achieve all of these goals, it means asthma is not in good control. You should contact your asthma care provider for help with asthma.
The treatment goals include the following:
Properly using asthma medication, as prescribed by your doctor, is the basis of good asthma control, in addition to avoiding triggers and monitoring daily asthma symptoms. There are two main types of asthma medications:
Asthma medications can be taken by inhaling the medications (using a metered dose inhaler, dry powder inhaler, or asthma nebulizer) or by swallowing oral medications (pills or liquids). If you are also taking drugs for other conditions, you should work with your providers to check drug interactions and simplify medications when possible.
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