Although asthma may be a lifelong condition, you can manage and control it. The asthma specialists in the Sutter Health network work with you to develop a treatment plan that identifies your asthma triggers, fits your lifestyle and helps you reduce symptoms. We also offer a self-guided, online asthma management class, with videos and handouts on a wide variety of asthma topics.
Treatment plans vary from person to person and may include a mix of therapies, procedures and medications. Your doctor will prescribe asthma medications based on your age, symptoms, severity of your asthma and possible side effects.
Remember, your lungs do not get stronger or better at dealing with asthma if you "tough out" an attack without medication. Always take your medications as prescribed, and if you have any questions or side effects, call your doctor.