Can Asthma Be Controlled?
Yes, with good control almost all people can lead normal, active lives. Control medication on a regular basis helps prevent symptoms from occurring. When asthma is not under control, the airways become restricted and inflamed, with increased mucus production that further obstructs the airways. To keep it under control, it is important to be well educated about your asthma and how to manage it.
An effective method to control asthma is by using a peak flow meter. It is a small plastic tube that you can blow into and measure how much air you can blow out. This shows you how congested your airways are and how effective your asthma treatment is. The best way to control asthma is to treat it with seriousness and to stay constant with your asthma treatment.
All asthma patients need proper treatment and medical attention so that the intensity of the disease gets mild and also if possible are diagnosed forever and thus enable the patient to lead a healthy life. Finally, approximately one-quarter of asthmatic children have their symptoms disappear as they grow older – yes it is possible to grow out of the disease!