Maine Asthma Prevention and Control Program - Asthma Information - Controlling Asthma

While there is no cure for asthma, asthma is a disease that if properly controlled, can lead to an active and healthy lifestyle. Only your doctor can prescribe long-term medication to controll asthma but there are additional steps you can take to be sure your asthma is managed and under control:

  • See your doctor for regular check-ups
  • Set goals for yourself that help you feel healthier
  • Have a written asthma action plan
  • Avoid things that make your asthma worse; like cigarette smoke, dust, perfumes or furry animals
  • Take all your medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor
  • Get your flu shot each year
  • Try to exercise regularly to improve your overall lung health

Download an informational card on controlling asthma

To order informational cards contact Desi-Rae Severson at 207.287.3041 or via e-mail at desirae.severson@maine.gov

Asthma Info Control Chart

sample informational card