Asthma Control

Nurse and doctor discussing

Your healthcare provider prescribes different asthma therapies to help you control and manage your asthma. But how do you or your provider know that these therapies work? You periodically assess your asthma control with an assessment. These assessments not only help you and your provider monitor your asthma but also help guide your treatment and diagnose new cases of asthma.

You have options when it comes to diagnosing and assessing your asthma. Your healthcare provider may choose to use traditional asthma assessments, which include procedures like breathing and lung function tests. On the other hand, your provider may opt to use standardized assessment tools, which qualify or rate your related symptoms and experiences. Ultimately, the type of assessment your healthcare provider uses depends on your needs. However, both types of assessments provide crucial information for the next steps in your treatment.