Health Tip: Keep Track of Asthma Symptoms02/22/11
(HealthDay News) -- Keeping track of asthma symptoms each day
can help your doctor devise a more effective treatment plan.
The American Lung Association offers these suggestions:
- Pay attention to daytime symptoms including feeling short of
breath, wheezing, coughing and having a tight feeling in the
- Document how often asthma symptoms wake you at night and what
those symptoms are.
- Keep track of how often you have to use your rescue
- Keep a list of activities that prove difficult, including
examples such as walking, climbing stairs, doing daily tasks or
playing with the children.
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