Talking to Your Doctor About Asthma
by Michelle Badash, MS
You have a unique medical history. Therefore, it is essential to talk with your doctor about your personal risk factors and/or experience with asthma. By talking openly and regularly with your doctor, you can take an active role in your care.
General Tips for Gathering Information
Here are some tips that will make it easier for you to talk to your doctor:
Specific Questions to Ask Your Doctor
About Your Risk of Developing Asthma
About Treatment Options
About Lifestyle Changes
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Last Updated: 8/11/2015
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