You are an important part of your asthma treatment team. At the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, asthma experts help you learn how to prevent and manage your asthma.
Nearly 4 million children and adults in California suffer from asthma, a chronic disease that can cause wheezing and trouble breathing. When asthma is not adequately treated and kept under control, it can lead to many problems, such as:
- Frequent visits to the Emergency Department or hospitalization
- Inability to participate in physical activities, including exercise and sports
- Missed school and/or work days
- Lung damage
In addition to your doctor, the PAMF Asthma Management Program provides certified asthma educators who help you or your child develop an asthma action plan and manage your symptoms.
Our team works with you and your family so you can breathe freely again.