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It is officially National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month! In this blog, we want to shed light on asthma and help our readers determine if their asthma is under control or not.

The Inside Scoop on Uncontrolled Asthma

Uncontrolled asthma is more than just a nuisance; it can be life threatening. To determine whether you have a good grip on your asthma is by considering the “Rules of Two.” If you can identify with any of the following statements, you may have uncontrolled asthma:

“I use my quick relief inhaler 2+ times a week.”

“I experience nighttime asthma symptoms 2+ times a month.”

“I have to refill my quick relief medication 2+ times a year.”

Whether you identify with one, two, or all three of the statements above, we encourage you to seek medical advice and help. Dr. Brauer can discuss ways to help get your asthma under control instead of your asthma diagnosis controlling YOU.

A Sneak Peek into Controlled Asthma

Controlled asthma does not mean that you’ll never have an asthma flare-up or experience symptoms. But, it does mean that you have the knowledge and resources necessary to confidently handle your symptoms. You may be in control of your asthma if you can identify with the following statements:

“I know what triggers my asthma and actively stay away from them.”

“I know when and how to use my quick relief inhaler and my long-term control medication.”

“I have an Asthma Action Plan and know exactly what to do if I feel the onset of asthma symptoms.”

Whether your asthma is caused by exercise, allergies, your occupation, or the like, it’s absolutely necessary to get it (and keep it!) under control. Your Owensboro allergist, Dr. Brauer, can help keep your asthma under control or help you get there.

Dr. Brauer can guide you on your asthma journey!

If you feel overwhelmed with your asthma diagnosis, Dr. Brauer would be honored to come alongside you as your health partner. Her expertise and knowledge can be the difference-maker between uncontrolled and controlled asthma. Make an appointment today with Dr. Brauer: 270-228-2811