Are there other health conditions which may be impacting your asthma control? Are you overweight? Do you snore loudly? Do you have high blood pressure or take medication to treat it? Did you smoke previously? Do you have frequent heartburn? Many other health problems can influence asthma control. Sleep apnea, obesity, certain blood pressure medications and chronic bronchitis and gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD) may worsen asthma. This is an incomplete list but think about some of these disorders before your appointment.