Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

It is a peak season for people with asthma and allergies and a perfect time to educate the community, patients, family and friends about allergic diseases. This is a time that we like to increase education about asthma awareness, which includes great allergy management. Most asthma attacks are caused by exposure to allergy triggers. Having an exceptional asthma plan will help decrease serious and/or life-threatening respiratory accidents. About 1 in 13 people in the United States is living with asthma. It is a chronic disease, but you can live a fully active life with proper care. Primary care providers collaborate with pulmonologists, allergists, immunologists, school nurses and more to help provide exceptional care to those in need.

How do you know if your asthma/allergy plan is exceptional and individualized just for you? Here are some tips that will help you determine if your asthma/allergy treatment plan is taking care of your needs.

  • You have been tested for allergies.
  • Your provider has developed an asthma action plan for you and you have a copy of it.
  • You have a control and rescue inhaler
  • You feel like you are living an active life.

If you do not have all the above, schedule an appointment with your provider as soon as possible to talk about establishing your personalized asthma/allergy treatment plan. You Deserve Exceptional Care!

Sources: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institution (https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/) and Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (https://aafa.org/get-involved/asthma-and-allergy-awareness-month/)