Effective Asthma Treatment Planning

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Dr. Daniel Ngui, BSc (P.T), MD, CFPC, FCFP, Family Physician, discusses Effective Asthma Treatment Planning.

Dr. Daniel Ngui, BSc (P.T), MD, CFPC, FCFP, Family Physician, discusses Effective Asthma Treatment Planning.

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Dr. Daniel Ngui, BSc (P.T), MD, CFPC, FCFP

Effective Asthma Treatment Planning Duration: 1 minute, 17 seconds

Sitting down with your doctor or perhaps asking your doctor about an action plan can be a great discussion point.

You can sit down and develop a personalized plan of action to deal with flare ups. Typically, we have three zones for patients that are using an asthma action plan. That’s the safe zone, the caution zone and the danger zone.

An asthma action plan is a method of assessing your own symptoms. By sitting down with your physician, by sitting down with your pharmacist or a chronic disease nurse, they can teach you how to monitor asthma flare ups.

What we’re looking for are the presence of day time symptoms, nighttime symptoms, breathlessness, the use of reliever medications, the chances of missing work or missing school and as well, there’s some easy breathing tests that can be assessed to see if you’re having an asthma flare up.

It’s important if you have any questions or concerns that you make an appointment to speak your physician or your local expert. Treatments vary according to patient as well as physician. So once again, make an appointment to speak to your physician.

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This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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