Good asthma control is job one, he says. To assess, he asks:
- What and how frequent are your symptoms and do they impair your quality of life?
- Are your medication levels just the right amount?
He then determines diagnostics based upon your history and symptoms. "If exercise is limited by asthma, you're not controlling it well enough," he says. Allergies, chronic sinusitis, sleep apnea and acid reflux — the latter, common with asthma — plus being out of shape, make it harder to control.