8 Tips to Improve Asthma ControlDoctors often have short segments of time (much too short in my opinion) to interview, examine and discuss treatment on follow-up visits which on average are 10 to 20 minute intervals. Many times your doctor has certain benchmarks she/he wants you to achieve (e.g. High peak flow rate or ACT score) but you may have your own desired goals that need to be communicated and addressed. When you and your doctor's expectations are not well aligned good asthma management may be difficult to achieve. So what can you do?
Keep a record
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Get a small spiral notebook or log in order to write down important items of information concerning your asthma care and concerns. Of course, an electronic device such as your smart-phone or I-pad may suffice. If questions regarding your medications or treatment plan arise, in between doctor visits, write them down for future reference. Keep a record of the date and time of your follow-up visits in order to avoid missing an appointment. Write down and prioritize your main goals in asthma care to share with your doc.
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