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Living with asthma
Being your own advocate
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In addition to getting the appropriate treatment from your doctor or specialist, there are things you can do in your daily life to help your lungs.
Identify and manage your triggers
Everyone has different asthma triggers-being aware of yours can help you reduce future risk (eg, weather, pollen, smells, hormones, stress, dust, fumes, exercise)
Have confidence and make those around you aware of your triggers so they can help limit them when they’re near
Keep a record of your triggers and share with your family, friends, and doctor
Stay active and eat healthy
You can live well with asthma by engaging in regular physical activity
Even everyday activities such as walking have positive health benefits
Ask your doctor about managing asthma symptoms during physical activity
Together you can develop a treatment plan that helps you prepare for activity and understand your limits
A balanced diet can help improve overall health and reduce the risk of other chronic disease
Talk to family and friends about your asthma
Let family and friends know what triggers your asthma
Let family and friends know what medications you are taking for your asthma
Bring someone with you to the doctor
They can ask questions and share how asthma impacts your life
They can help you remember what the doctor talks to you about