Can I Control My Asthma?

Last Updated on 10 years by Publishing Team

Medicine from inhalers (puffers) is the main treatment – but there are other ways to help keep yourself well. Here are some simple steps;


People with asthma can control it, however, they must have access to effective medication, have a good knowledge of their condition and how to use their medications and avoid triggers that could make their condition worse.

They must also be prepared and know what to do if their asthma attack gets worse. Remember these 4 steps to proper asthma control;

RECOGNISE and avoid your trigger factors
TAKE asthma medicines that way your doctor says to take them
Get a CHECK up with your doctor 2 – 3 times a year, even if you haven’t had an attack
KNOW when you are having an attack, understand the symptoms and learn to seek help early.