What is asthma control?

The Canadian Asthma Association has developed national guidelines outlining the fewest number of symptoms you should experience.

These guidelines state you should not:

  • cough, wheeze or experience chest tightness, shortness of breath or mucus more than 3 days a week

  • awaken at night more than once per week

  • use your reliever medication more than 3 days per week

  • need to stop exercising or doing activities you enjoy because of your asthma

RANA will help you control asthma by teaching you:

  • about the disease

  • how to recognize triggers

  • how to avoid triggers

  • how your medications work

  • when to use your medications

  • how to recognize symptoms of a flare-up

  • when to seek help